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

No one is so poor that they can not give something,” Benedict XVI said in his Angelus address yesterday (video).

The Pope has issued a motu proprio creating a new Pontifical Academy for Latin.

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi has held exploratory talks with the Islamist group Hezbollah.

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An 80-year-old priest has reportedly bitten another priest’s ear off in a dispute over a parking space in Dianella, Western Australia.

Miguel Diaz, outgoing US Ambassador to the Holy See, says he hopes there will be “a creative moment of grace” during President Barack Obama’s second term.

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi argues that same-sex marriage supporters should logically endorse “freely chosen polygamy and … polyandry“.

And a poll of American Catholics has found that a third of those surveyed want their priests and bishops to blog.

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

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