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

Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience this morning to a reflection on the prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane (video).

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, the seventh Archbishop of Philadelphia, has died aged 88.

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Fr Jeffrey Steenson, the leader of the new Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, has issued his first pastoral letter.

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan will make a rare visit to Britain in April to speak at Heythrop College in London.

Lay people have held a protest outside the Bishop’s House in Mangalore, south-west India, accusing the Church of being “unjust and profit-oriented”.

And researchers have found that the Catholic population of Hong Kong is rising.

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