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

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, has said that the behaviour of the country’s politicians has left Italians in a state of “dumbfounded astonishment”.

US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has urged Duquesne University Law School in Pittsburgh to preserve its Catholic identity.

Michael Sata, Zambia’s first Catholic president, has promised to rule the country according to the Ten Commandments.

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The family of a Holy Cross Sister found dead in a waste-water tank in Kerala have accused the police of covering up her murder.

Edward Pentin posts the full text of Benedict XVI’s off-the-cuff address to seminarians in Freiburg on Saturday.

Robert Royal and James Schall dissect Pope Benedict’s address to the Bundestag.

Kathryn Jean Lopez says that Fr Robert Barron deserves credit for presenting “what is good and beautiful about Catholicism” in his major new television series.

Catholic blogging supremo Rocco Palmo offers advice to religion reporters covering the Church.

And an unmarried 92-year-old Korean woman has left 1.1 billion won (£600,000, $935,000, €700,000) to the Church.

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