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

The Vatican has released the text of Pope Francis’s first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).

Vladimir Putin’s audience with Francis “continued twice as long as had been planned“, an aide to the Russian president has said.

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said that, while “it’s certain” that the Pope will visit the Holy Land, it is not known when.

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The National Catholic Register has published the full English text of Benedict XVI’s letter to Italian atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi.

Peter Kwasniewski ponders the fate of the “hermeneutic of continuity”.

An American Catholic blogger explains what made her change her mind about Pope Francis on Sunday.

And Sister Theresa Noble presents 10 signs you may be a Catholic introvert.

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

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