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

The Pope will pray with the Archbishop of Canterbury in a Rome church when Dr Rowan Williams visits Benedict XVI in March, reports Dylan Parry.

The Vatican has said that Benedict XVI is unlikely to accept the Iranian government’s invitation to visit the country.

Cardinal Edward Egan, the former Archbishop of New York, has prompted an outcry after he retracted an apology he made in 2002 for the Church’s handling of abuse.

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John Allen reports that the clerical abuse crisis has cost $2.2 billion (£1.4 billion, €1.7 billion) and created 100,000 victims in the American Church alone.

The Catholic News Service discovers that the newly released logo for World Youth Day in Rio is going down well.

Jessica Burgwald explains why she loves St Vincent de Paul despite not being a Catholic.

And surfing priest Fr Don Calloway tells his dramatic conversion story (video).

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