A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Pope Francis has given his backing to a new campaign to end the “global scandal” of hunger by 2025 launched by Caritas Internationalis today (papal video message).
Francis has been shortlisted for Time’s 2013 Person of Year award, with the winner announced tomorrow.
Isidore Ngei Ko Lat will become the first Burmese Catholic ever to be proclaimed Blessed, the Vatican announced yesterday (full list of advancing Causes).
And the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has told an Italian interviewer that he reads the Rule of St Benedict at night.
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