A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
The Pope has appointed a new bishop for the Irish Diocese of Cloyne, two years after the previous bishop resigned after mishandling abuse allegations.
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.
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