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

We meet Jesus both in the sacraments and “when we do good deeds“, Pope Francis said during evening Mass at the Roman parish of St Cyril of Alexandria yesterday (full video).

The season of Advent renews “the horizon of hope”, the Pope said at the Angelus (full video).

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet Pope Francis today (video).

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The Vatican will help the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro pay off its $18.6m (£11.4m, €13.7m) debt following World Youth Day.

Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim take an in-depth look at Cardinal Roger Mahony’s handling of clerical abuse.

BuzzFeed’s Ellie Hall tests whether you know the difference between Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

And Archbishop Socrates Villegas, new president of the Filipino bishops’ conference, explains how Bruce Lee inspired him to become a priest.

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

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