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