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

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land with him next year to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark meeting between Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI.

Francisco Jalics, a Jesuit kidnapped in 1970s Argentina, has issued a new statement clarifying that neither he nor fellow Jesuit Orlando Yorio were betrayed by the future Pope Francis.

The Vatican has released an official photograph of the new Pope.

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Sandro Magister suggests how Pope Francis could drastically reform the Roman Curia.

In an editorial Christianity Today hails Francis as “a Pope for all Christians“.

Emily Chertoff explains why commentators are unable to pigeonhole Pope Francis as either a conservative or progressive.

And management consultant Patrick Lencioni suggests that CEOs can learn from the new Pope’s leadership style.

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

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