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

Christians suffer harassment in 111 countries around the world, a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey has found (full report).

Pope Benedict personally authorised the controversial additions to the doctrinal preamble presented to SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay, Fr Franz Schmidberger, the Society’s German district superior, has said.

The widespread abortion of unborn girls may prevent China and India from becoming global superpowers, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has said.

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An Italian entrepreneur has launched a new service providing Catholic websites with advertisements that accord with Church teaching.

CNN profiles the Sister caring for traumatised African migrants fleeing to Israel though Egypt’s Sinai desert.

Almir Franco de Sá Barbuda, the Brazilian ambassador to the Holy See, says he expects two million people to attend World Youth Day in Rio (video).

And Brandon Vogt hails a video by the American priest known as Fr Pontifex, explaining the Church’s position on same-sex marriage in rhyme.

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