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

Ireland’s largest Catholic-owned hospital has agreed to perform abortions under a new law, reports the Irish Independent.

Asia Bibi could “be killed very soon” unless she is released from a Pakistani jail, a journalist close to her has said.

Pope Francis has told an Italian bishop that he received a “sign” from St Thérèse of Lisieux a day after the peace vigil for Syria.

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Andrea Tornielli says the Pope is unlikely ever to create female cardinals.

Tina Beattie suggests Francis’s comments about women were “the most disappointing part” of the papal interview.

Brantly Millegan argues that Catholics who defend the Pope uncritically “may be building another kind of ‘house of cards’“.

And a new video shows what Antoni Gaudí‘s Sagrada Familia will look like when it is completed in 2026.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

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