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

The Vatican has appointed Mgr Eamon Martin, administrator of the Diocese of Derry, as the successor to Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh.

Former papal butler Paolo Gabriele is expected to take up a new post at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome.

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has appointed Mahmoud Mekki, the country’s last vice-president, as ambassador to the Holy See.

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Fr Tissa Balasuriya, the Sri Lankan theologian who was briefly excommunicated, has died aged 89.

The American author John Powers, who wrote extensively about his Catholic upbringing, has died at the age of 67.

The National Catholic Reporter attacks Vatican Cardinal Mauro Piacenza’s “treacly” letter to priests’ mothers.

And Tim Drake discusses the new pro-life film Crescendo with Justin Bieber’s mother.

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

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