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

Francis said he was delighted to see so many big families in the Philippines at his general audience this morning (audience summary, short video, full video).

The Pope has established the Eritrean Catholic Church as a separate Eastern Catholic Church, the first of the 21st century.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said the West “must think beyond capitalism” in a lecture at Stanford University.

John Allen suggests Francis’s latest in-flight press conference was aimed at next October’s family synod.

Patrick Archbold, Emma Green, Erin Manning, Joanna Moorhead, Matthew Schmitz and Damian Thompson reflect on the Pope’s “rabbit” comments (video).

Donald R McClarey sets out Blessed John Henry Newman’s “rules for blogging”.

And Rappler presents a time-lapse video of the largest papal Mass in history.

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