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

Malaysia’s supreme court has dismissed a Catholic newspaper’s appeal against a ruling forbidding it to use the word “Allah”.

Andrea Tornielli reports on an astonishing meeting between Pope Francis and members of the troubled Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate (Rorate Caeli).

The sixth Finnish-born Catholic priest since the Reformation was ordained in Helsinki earlier this month.

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Rocco Palmo looks forward to the release of the family synod’s working document on Thursday.

Peter Weber asks if the mafia would ever attempt to kill Pope Francis.

Kevin Knight reveals the secrets of the wildly successful Catholic super site New Advent.

And Bavarian leader Horst Seehoger has delighted Francis with a gift of beer (video at 0:40).

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

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