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

Discrimination against Christians should be opposed just as firmly as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, a Vatican official has told a conference overseen by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE).

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney gave evidence for more than four hours to a parliamentary inquiry into abuse yesterday.

Pope Francis will lead Catholics around the world in an hour of Eucharistic adoration on Sunday.

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The Pope should allow all priests to perform exorcisms without the need for their bishops’ permission, Fr Gabriele Amorth has said.

The Duchess of Cornwall has given a speech in Paris in support of the Emmaus charity founded by Abbé Pierre.

Andrea Gagliarducci tells the story of the newly Blessed Giuseppe Puglisi, the “first martyr of the mafia”.

And the Church in Venezuela has said it will soon run out of altar wine because of a nationwide shortage.

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