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

The Holy See has reportedly rejected a request to extradite a Polish archbishop accused of abuse while serving as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic.

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo has said the country’s Christians “cannot accept” a future under sharia law.

The Vatican has officially approved liturgies conducted in the Mayan languages Tzotzil and Tzeltal.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has created a new liturgical institute named after Benedict XVI.

Ivor Roberts considers whether Pope Francis can succeed in bringing peace to Syria.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and David Byrne ponder what Francis really thinks about capitalism.

And Donna Brazile asks if the award-winning film Philomena is anti-Catholic.

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