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

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a landmark ruling on four cases of alleged discrimination brought by British Christians (full text).

Protestant youths threw petrol bombs at a church in a Catholic area of Belfast last night.

The Pope urged the Vatican police force to greet all visitors to the Vatican with “courtesy and kindness” during an audience yesterday (video).

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Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene, a convert to Catholicism, had a private audience with Pope Benedict yesterday (video).

Robert Royal is surprised by the strength of opposition to same-sex marriage in France.

Pia de Solenni wonders if there was a hidden agenda behind the Time cover story claiming that “abortion rights activists have been losing ever since Roe v Wade”.

And Michael O’Loughlin is impressed by a one-man play about clerical abuse supported by the Paulist Fathers.

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

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