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

Every opponent of Christianity wants the Church to capitulate” on Communion for the remarried, Vatican Cardinal George Pell has said in the foreword to a new book.

Pope Francis will be safe from terrorist attack during his visit to the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino III has insisted.

The Catholic Church in Ghana is facing an “exodus of her youth to emerging Pentecostal and Charismatic denominations”, a bishop has said.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has insisted he is not “a vehicle” of the Russian government.

Pilgrims from more than 80 countries are expected to attend the beatification of Opus Dei leader Bishop Álvaro del Portillo tomorrow (video).

Michael Sean Winters argues that pitting Cardinal Francis George of Chicago against his successor is “a fool’s errand“.

And Fr Dwight Longenecker says the Catholic Diocese of Orange’s plans for the former Crystal Cathedral could be a lot worse.

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