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

Benedict XVI urged six newly created cardinals not to be “allured by the worldly logic of power” at a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica yesterday (video).

After the Mass, the Pope used his Angelus address to “invite everyone to pray for the six new cardinals” (video).

The Pope has appointed a new bishop for the Irish Diocese of Cloyne, two years after the previous bishop resigned after mishandling abuse allegations.

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Sandro Magister says the Vatileaks scandal hasn’t shaken Pope Benedict’s trust in his secretary, Mgr Georg Gänswein.

Chris Haw describes his journey from evangelicalism back to Catholicism.

Rome Reports explains how to attend the Pope’s general audience (video).

And John Buescher looks at the Church’s love-hate relationship with tobacco.

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

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