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

The Pope has named Archbishop Philip Tartaglia as the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh following Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s departure.

Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of Archbishop Patrick Kelly of Liverpool this morning.

Atheist Brendan O’Neill argues that the media have subjected Cardinal Keith O’Brien to “a showtrial“.

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Tracey Rowland says that “a future pope may well declare Benedict XVI a Doctor of the Church“.

Tim Stanley is shocked by comedian Ricky Gervais’s suggestion that those at Benedict XVI’s last general audience were “morons“.

Paul Kennedy says commentators should “be wary of condemning a Church of roughly a billion believers“.

And a new study claims to have found that “Catholic guilt” is a myth.

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

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