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

Online consultations ahead of the extraordinary synod of bishops on the family could be hijacked by non-Catholics, synod relator Cardinal Péter Erdő has suggested (video at 1:10).

Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Pope Francis on November 25 “could help mend strained relations between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox”, reports Philip Pullella.

Irish nuns have complained that the new hit film Philomena depicts them as villains.

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Rabbi Abraham Skorka contrasts his friend Pope Francis with Benedict XVI.

Daniel Burke offers evidence that Pope Francis is winning over atheists on Twitter.

Singer Audrey Assad says Catholic artists need to “learn from the mistakes of Christian subculture in the West“.

And Fr John Zuhlsdorf welcomes the publication of all 8,000 pages of the Novus Ordo in Latin as a free download.

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

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