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

Talks between Israel and the Holy See seem to be heading for a successful conclusion after 16 years of meetings, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, has said.

A diocese in Ghana has launched the Cause of Cardinal Peter Porekuu Dery, who died in 2008 and was known for his service to the poor.

Filipino Archbishop Oscar Cruz has suggested it would be acceptable in the Church’s eyes for a gay man to marry a lesbian.

Fr Mario Attard, John Carr, John Gehring, Andrea Tornielli and Europe’s newspapers mark Francis’s 100th day in office today.

Marie Arana says Latin Americans have huge expectations ahead of the Pope’s trip to the continent next month.

Ryan Duns SJ argues that Francis’s improvisational speaking style is like jazz music.

And David Goldenberg explains why Vatican City has the highest crime rate in the world.

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