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

Bishops are called “to serve, not to dominate“, Pope Francis said as he presided at the first episcopal ordination of his pontificate
yesterday (video).

The Pope also received one of Europe’s youngest royal couples yesterday (video).

McKay Coppins says that Pope Francis is threatening the political alliance between Catholics and Evangelicals in America.

The Tablet urges the Vatican to review “its treatment of bishops who are regarded as out of line”.

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Rocco Palmo reports that Pope Francis will soon have an opportunity to reshape the German Church.

Nicole Winfield says that “all it takes is $500 [£300, €360] a year” to become a patron of the Vatican Museums.

And the Catholic News Service reports that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was planning to watch the film Habemus Papam when he returned home after this year’s conclave.

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

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