A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Vatican officials have reportedly visited Sri Lanka to assess the security situation ahead of next month’s papal visit.
George Weigel urges the Holy See to avoid “further kowtowing” to the Russian Orthodox Church.
Mark Andrews says American Evangelical leader Rick Warren is facing a backlash after expressing his enthusiasm for Pope Francis.
And Francis has donated his favourite sporting souvenirs to the Vatican Museums.
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