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

Those who love God are “able to love even those who do not deserve it“, Benedict XVI said in his Angelus address on Sunday (full text, video).

Bishop Tawadros will succeed the late Shenouda III as Coptic pope after his name was selected yesterday by a blindfolded boy (video).

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois of Paris has urged French Catholics to oppose the socialist government’s plan to legalise same-sex marriage.

Pope Benedict celebrated Mass for the 10 cardinals and 143 bishops who have died in the past year on Saturday (video).

Bradley Brooks joins 50,000 worshippers at the inaugural Mass of a vast new church built by charismatic Brazilian priest Fr Marcelo Rossi (profile of Fr Rossi).

On the eve of the US presidential elections George Weigel argues that there is no “Catholic vote”.

And Fr C John McCloskey salutes the chastity expert, ex-rock music journalist, convert from Judaism, theologian and blogger Dawn Eden.

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