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

Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience this morning to Psalm 3, which he said showed that “God is always near” (video).

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has sent a video message to schools in his diocese reflecting on last month’s riots (video).

The Catholic bishops of Scotland have promised to fight attempts to legalise gay marriage in the country.

The Catholic Church in Kazakhstan has stayed proceedings against a new law regulating religious groups in the Central Asian country.

The US Diocese of Crookston has agreed to pay $750,000 (£470,000, €530,000) to settle a lawsuit with a woman who said she was molested by a priest from India.

And Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino of Havana has said that the Church in Cuba is experiencing a “springtime of faith”.