A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
The Council of Cardinals will discuss “healthy decentralisation” in the Church when it next meets in February.
Reports questioning whether Cardinal George Pell is too unwell to attend an abuse commission hearing in Australia this month are “misleading and mischievous”, his office has said.
Delil Souleiman talks to the Christian women fighting ISIS in Syria.
And Elizabeth Bruening says that, thanks to Francis, 2015 was “the year we all talked about the Catholic Church”.
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