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

The Vatican has condemned the “unacceptable” murder of the US ambassador to Libya and the “unjustified offence” given by the makers of a film criticising Islam (full text of statement, video).

The Pope’s visit to Lebanon must go ahead because it will show “that peace is the only possible alternative to hatred and war“, Fr Rafic Greiche, spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic bishops, has said.

The Pontifical Council for Culture is hosting a two-day meeting of the Courtyard of the Gentiles in Sweden, reportedly the world’s least religious country, beginning today.

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Bishop Peter Brignall was installed as the new Bishop of Wrexham in Wales yesterday (photos).

The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio has defended its decision to run a course on “Deviant Behaviour” which groups homosexuality with murder, rape and mental illness (comment by Bobby Ross).

Michael Miller presents what every Catholic needs to know about Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

John Allen profiles the Vatican’s new “transparency guru” René Brülhart.

And Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, described yesterday as “the most interesting man in the Catholic Church“, has begun to tweet in English.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

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