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

The Society of St Pius X is likely to reject the Vatican’s latest offer of reconciliation on February 22, reports Rorate Caeli.

Cardinal Peter Turkson has told CNN that Africa is unlikely to suffer a catastrophic clerical abuse crisis because “homosexuality or, for that matter, any affair between two sexes of the same kind are not countenanced in our society“.

Jason Berry suggests that newly released documents show that the Legion of Christ deceived a wealthy widow into donating $30m (£19m, €22m) to the congregation.

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Joseph Bottum claims that Pope Benedict has been “a terrible executive of the Vatican“, the worst “for 200 years”.

A Spanish youth group is planning to thank Pope Benedict by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest applause in history (video).

And Catholic World Report reveals that “the best meal” of Pope Benedict’s life consisted of tomato soup, veal and lemon sorbet.

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

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