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

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown received “a rapturous welcome” at the Irish parliament last week, a year after prime minister Enda Kenny denounced the Vatican in a speech there.

The Australian bishops are expected to make their submission today on the terms of reference of the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse.

Church leaders from the world’s most dangerous countries will meet in Rome in May to discuss conflict resolution, 50 years after John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in Terris.

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A new Academy of Sacred Music will be launched in Scotland tonight to combat what its founder calls the “lousy music sung in Catholic churches”.

Jean-Louis de la Vaissière previews tomorrow’s consistory creating six new non-European cardinals.

Kamila Kocialkowska profiles the Vatican cardinal who is “so popular there is currently a two-year waiting list” to hear him speak.

And a Tibetan Buddhist nun describes her surprising journey back to the Catholic faith.

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

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