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

The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has dismissed Roy Bourgeois, a peace activist and advocate of women priests, from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

A court in Pakistan has rejected a blasphemy case against Rimsha Masih, a Christian teenager with learning disabilities accused of burning pages from the Koran.

The new Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has said he hopes to enjoy “relations full of respect, love, compassion and peace” with Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood.

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A revised statue of Blessed John Paul II was unveiled in Rome yesterday after the original design was mocked for bearing little resemblance to the late pope.

Phil Lawler investigates why “it’s open season on Catholicism” in Ireland and Australia.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York says he worries that, following this month’s presidential election, America is heading towards a “dictatorship of the self“.

And Fr Robert Barron argues that the Second Vatican Council led Catholics to develop an unhealthy obsession with meetings.

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

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