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

Western Christians must help the Iraqi faithful returning to their homeland “both materially and spiritually“, Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona of Mosul has said.

Fr Deomar De Guedes, a senior member of the Legionaries of Christ, has announced his resignation from the order.

Francis’s comments about homosexuality played “a significant role” in the decision to legalise same-sex marriage in the US state of Illinois, suggests the Christian Science Monitor.

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Irene Niravalambana recalls Albert Camus’s address to Dominicans on the 100th anniversary of the philosopher’s birth.

Bradley Peper says there are striking similarities between St Augustine and the novelist David Foster Wallace.

Elizabeth Scalia is moved by two images from yesterday’s general audience.

And Pope Francis wore a red nose as he met newlyweds involved in clown therapy yesterday.

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

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