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

The Pope told Cubans that Jesus “loves you very much” in a message broadcast on state television yesterday (video in Spanish).

Francis will not meet dissidents during his trip to Cuba, AP reports.

The White House has invited 15,000 people to meet the Pontiff when he visits next week (Francis X Rocca, Thomas D Williams).

Pope Francis has revealed that he wears a cross belonging to a martyred Iraqi priest (video).

A nun was found dead in mysterious circumstances at a convent in Kerala yesterday morning.

Sandro Magister says Belgium and Greece are “strangely overrepresented” at next month’s synod.

And Fr Anthony Ruff explains how he wrote a psalm setting for the papal visit to the United States.

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