A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
A suicide bomber killed two people and injured 45 others during Mass at a Catholic church in Bauchi, northern Nigeria, yesterday.
English Bishop Mark Davies has urged the population of Greater Manchester to “stand as one” following the murder of two police officers last week.
Scottish Bishop Joseph Devine has accused the Green Party of only “masquerading” as an environmentalist organisation after it expelled a member for opposing same-sex marriage.
Sandro Magister claims that Pope Benedict has just revealed his favourite priests and bishops.
Ross Douthat argues that the discovery last week of alleged evidence that Jesus was married was straight out of The Da Vinci Code.
And a Bollywood film showing a priest dancing with a rosary around his neck and another character “indiscriminately using a holy water sprinkler” is causing uproar among Indian Catholics (trailer, with dancing priest at 1:50).
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