A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Ladies in White leader Berta Soler has said she is “really worried” that Cuban authorities will crack down on dissidents during next month’s papal visit.
A lawyer who advised Protestant churches over the Chinese government’s church demolition programme has gone missing.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump is seeking to buy the Pope’s favourite football team, according to the New York Post.
Cardinal Angelo Amato says “darkness has fallen in many countries of ancient Christian civilisation”.
Ross Douthat worries that Communion for the remarried will become a Church-dividing issue in the long run.
Adelaide Mena says “practising Byzantine Catholic” Andy Warhol screamed after hearing of the assassination attempt on St John Paul II.
And Fr George Rutler laments the “intrusion of pews into Christian churches”.
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