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

The creation of a Christian militia could help to “destroy Iraq“, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said.

An American archbishop has withdrawn a lawsuit against Satanists preparing to celebrate a Black Mass.

The Pope will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu during his January visit to Sri Lanka, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has said.

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Activists have criticised Cardinal George Pell’s comments to Australia’s royal commission on responses to abuse (David Marr).

Social media users in China showed “little to no interest” in the papal visit to South Korea, according to a study.

Bishop James Conley argues that participants in Black Masses “bind themselves to Satan“.

And Tim Drake says that walking the Camino so much more gruelling than expected.

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

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