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

Following Jesus “leads to true freedom, freedom from selfishness and sin”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Benedict Daswa was beatified by Cardinal Angelo Amato in South Africa yesterday (Amy Welborn).

The Pope is likely to address “the challenge of racial harmony” during his trip to America, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has said.

Nick Miroff asks “how far the Pope will be willing to press the Cuban government to embrace democratic reform”.

Ross Douthat argues that annulment reforms are “a major liberalisation of the Church’s rules, probably the most significant of Francis’ pontificate to date”.

Edward Pentin describes the fraught process that led to the final report at last year’s family synod.

And 50 inmates from Rebibbia prison in Rome toured the Vatican Museums and gardens yesterday.

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