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

Cardinal Józef Glemp, Polish primate from 1981 to 2009, has died aged 83.

A Scottish Catholic adoption agency may lose its charitable status if it fails to place children with same-sex couples, following a complaint from the National Secular Society.

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has written an open letter to “friends of the elephants”, saying the Church supports their fight against the ivory trade.

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Pilgrims attending World Youth Day in Rio in July will receive a “bioethics survival kit”, according to Catholic World Report.

A new social network aimed at Catholics, called Awestruck, has gone live (video).

Thomas McDonald says the Pope App, released yesterday by the Vatican, is “a nice piece of work“.

Harry Mount praises Pope Benedict for recognising that “Latin is uniquely suited to tweeting“.

And Rick Chandler says that a viral video of Blessed John Paul II swinging a baseball bat is fake.

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

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