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

Archbishop Eamon Martin has made a last-minute appeal to Irish politicians not to pass a controversial abortion bill later today.

Pope Francis has approved a major amendment to the norms governing personal ordinariates around the world.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has asked the Holy See to disclose “detailed information” on all clerical abuse cases from 1995 to the present day.

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Those who follow World Youth Day in Rio online can obtain the pilgrims’ plenary indulgence, the Vatican said yesterday.

English Bishop Philip Egan says he hopes the encyclical Lumen Fidei “will once and for all knock on the head” myths about faith and science (full text of pastoral message).

George Weigel argues that the Greek Catholic Church is “the most lively and forward-looking embodiment of the eastern Christian tradition” in Ukraine.

And Pope Francis has reportedly asked that a statue of him outside Buenos Aires cathedral be taken down.

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

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