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

Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, has softened its account of Pius XII’s actions during the Second World War after the pope’s supporters protested that its original description was inaccurate.

Doctors and nurses need to be charitable as well as professionally competent, Benedict XVI said at the Angelus yesterday (full text).

The Cause of John Paul I, the pope who reigned for just 33 days, could take a significant step forward in October, the postulator has said.

Fifteen people were killed in attacks on two churches in the Kenyan town of Garissa, near Somalia, yesterday.

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara and Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa will serve as chairmen of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelisation in October, the Vatican said on Saturday.

Pope Benedict will visit Loreto on October 4 to entrust the Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith to the intercession of the Virgin Mary, local Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci has announced.

A father and son were ordained as Catholic priests at the same Mass at St Elizabeth Ann Seton church in Keller, Texas, on Saturday.

Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, the new vice president of Ecclesia Dei, has said that Benedict XVI is “not going to give in on the issue of the authenticity of the teaching of Vatican II” in talks with the SSPX.

Muhammad Shukri wonders if Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Mursi, can win over the country’s beleaguered Christians.

John Allen says that thanks to growing American influence the Vatican today feels like an Italian village “nestled on the Upper East Side of New York”.

Fr Ray Blake applauds Prince Alois of Liechtenstein for threatening to use his veto if the tiny principality voted to legalise abortion.

And Leah Libresco, the atheist blogger who is becoming a Catholic, names the best books to give to your atheist friends and relatives.

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