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

It is “premature to make any forecast” about what the synod of bishops will decide on Communion for the remarried, Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said.

The situation in Crimea is “the most difficult foreign policy situation” Europe has faced for a long time, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has told the COMECE plenary assembly.

Residents of Jeju Island have urged Pope Francis to visit them during his visit to South Korea in August.

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Elena Curti argues that Archbishop Georg Gänswein should now “devote himself exclusively to serving the Pope Emeritus – or leave Rome altogether“.

Mark Shea worries that if GK Chesterton is canonised he will become “a plaster saint“.

Carly Andrews praises the “little old Italian ladies” who act as “secret guardians” in St Peter’s Basilica.

And Rome Reports presents the highlights of the pontificate of soon-to-be-saint John XXIII (video).

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

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