A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Paraguayan Archbishop Edmundo Valenzuela has accused the UN of promoting a “culture of death” after it pressed the country to give a 10-year-old rape victim an abortion.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has succeeded Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga as president of Caritas.
The environment encyclical will be published next month, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed.
Attorneys have called for the immediate release of an 85-year-old American nun imprisoned for vandalising a uranium storage bunker.
A judge has ordered parishioners in Boston to end an 11-year vigil protesting against their church’s closure.
Laurie Goodstein investigates why a Vatican inquiry into American women religious came to a sudden end.
And Rome Reports explains how to see the Vatican live from anywhere in the world.
Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.