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

Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Vladimir Putin during his visit to the United Nations in New York.

Barack Obama will personally greet Francis when he touches down in America on September 22.

The Holy See has said it won’t raise its flag at the UN headquarters until the Pope visits, regardless of the outcome of a General Assembly vote today.

Canon lawyers Ed Condon, Benedict Nguyen, Edward Peters comment on the Pope’s annulment reforms (unofficial translation).

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York hails the restoration of the “beloved and historic” St Patrick’’s Cathedral.

Nancy Carpentier Brown recalls the shy and holy Frances Chesterton, wife of GKC.

And Vicente Panetta says a new film about the Pope’s early life is winning standing ovations in Argentina.

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