A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, the apostolic nuncio to Ireland, will shortly take up a new post in the Czech Republic, the Irish Times reports.

A priest has apologised for likening Enda Kenny to Hitler after the Irish prime minister criticised the Vatican in parliament.

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares de Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has urged Catholics to receive Communion on the tongue while kneeling.

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A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Fr Louis Blondel, a member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) shot dead on December 7 2009 in Diepsloot, South Africa.

The Archdiocese of Boston has removed the remains of its first cardinal, William O’Connell.

Joan Frawley Desmond says that the late Archbishop Pietro Sambi “personified the best of the Holy See’s diplomatic corps”.

Phil Lawler argues that the Vatican has waited too long to respond officially to the Cloyne Report.

Gail Deibler Finke says that women’s ordination documentary Pink Smoke Over the Vatican has Dan Brown undertones.

And hundreds of clowns have descended on the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City for an annual pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady (video).

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