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

Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler suspected of leaking confidential documents, will remain in a “safe room” at the Vatican until the end of the investigation into the leaks, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said yesterday.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has said that he wants to improve his relations with the country’s Catholic leaders.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC is hosting an exhibition by Sister Mary Corita, a graphic artist whose work is “deeply representative of the spirit of the 1960s”.

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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore argues that the US bishops are not seeking to protect religious liberty “for partisan political purposes”.

David Pierre suggests that the media have exaggerated the significance of Mgr William Lynn’s conviction for child endangerment.

Brandon Vogt says that listening to Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, is like “sitting at the feet of a modern Gandalf“.

Veteran journalist Robert Blair Kaiser tells Vatican Radio how he and other reporters “broke the secrecy” around the Second Vatican Council (audio).

And Wired reveals that more than 80 per cent of the materials used to build an outdoor altar for Pope Benedict in Germany last year have been recycled.

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