A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Archbishop Georg Gänswein has denied claims that Benedict XVI resigned following a mystical experience, according to Vatican Insider (report in Italian).
Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai has suggested that “there is a plan to destroy the Arab world for political and economic interests“, Vatican Radio has reported.
The Prince of Wales has given a “substantial” donation to a campaign to restore a Scottish church granted special status by the Pope in the 14th century.
Vandals have ransacked a church in Utah, smashing a statue of the Sacred Heart and stamping on a portrait of the Pope.
And the BBC suggests that a significant number of Hispanics in the United States are abandoning Catholicism for Islam (video)
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