A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
The Pope has chosen Mgr Charles Brown, an American official at the Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith, as the new nuncio to Ireland, the Irish Times reports.
Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, has said that the New Evangelisation is not just intended for Europe.
Paolo Rodari suggests that Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg will replace Cardinal William Levada as prefect of the Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith.
Phil Lawler says that reducing the number of dioceses won’t save the Irish Church.
John Allen considers whether Benedict XVI broke any new ground during his trip to Benin.
The Guardian’s Andrew Brown analyses the Pope’s comments on Islam during his Africa trip.
John Pinette argues that English-speaking Catholics will discover that they are victims of “an act of Vatican vandalism” when they encounter the new Mass translation this weekend.
And David Quinn urges the creators of the hit television show Glee to emulate William Shakespeare.