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

Iraq’s bishops have urged Catholics to oppose the sectarian violence that is “pushing the country back into chaos”.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos has criticised Nigeria’s security forces after Islamist militants murdered 59 students.

Francis has permitted a married Maronite man in America to be ordained a priest.

John Allen says that African cardinals fear that permitting the remarried to receive Communion would undermine their fight against polygamy.

John Thavis suggests that Francis faces much bigger challenges than financial reform.

Jason Steidl argues that the Pope is engaging with the wrong kind of Pentecostal leaders.

And Steven Greydanus urges everyone to chill out about the controversial new film Noah.

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