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

The new Coptic Pope Tawadros II has said he will oppose Egypt’s new constitution if it seeks to impose Islamic law.

Miguel Diaz, the first Hispanic US ambassador to the Holy See, had a final audience with Benedict XVI yesterday before he steps down this weekend.

The Pope received the credentials of new ambassadors from Australia, Colombia and Nigeria yesterday (video).

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Cardinal Oswald Gracias, president of the Indian bishops’ conference, has endorsed a new book urging Catholics to practise yoga.

US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan “keeps a rosary in his pocket and says the Serenity Prayer every morning”, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Blogger The Sensible Bond is aghast at former SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson’s plan to create “a loose network of independent pockets of Catholic Resistance“.

And Fr Dwight Longenecker explains why he is not unduly worried that the Catholic Church is “full of crime and corruption“.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

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