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

Pope Benedict called for “continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith” in a speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences yesterday (full text, video).

Benedict XVI will open a personal Twitter account, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said on Thursday.

Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague has welcomed the Czech parliament’s decision to approve a plan to return Church property confiscated by the Communist regime.

The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has appealed for greater co-operation between Christians and Hindus in a message marking the feast of Diwali (video).

Mass-goers offered each other the Sign of Peace through a chain-linked fence on the border between Mexico and the United States last week, reports Andy Sparke.

David Gibson says that American bishops face two tricky issues at next week’s plenary meeting.

And Brandon Vogt presents the seven things every bishop should know about Catholic bloggers.

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