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

Work on the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has entered its final phase (video).

India’s Catholic bishops have urged their government to promote “inclusive education”.

Pope Francis has praised Matteo Ricci as a “friend of the dear Chinese people” in a message to an international congress.

Canada’s bishops have submitted a statement to the Expert Panel considering the Supreme Court’s ruling on assisted suicide.

Jimmy Akin, John Allen, Mary Jo Anderson, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Anthony Faiola, Christopher Lamb, Sandro Magister, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Edward Pentin, Francis X Rocca and Tamara Audi, Rorate Caeli, Rosie Scammell, Fr Matthew Schneider, John Thavis, Damian Thompson and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on the family synod.

And Danielle Bacher investigates the “real-estate soap opera” involving Katy Perry and the Catholic Church.

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