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

The Vatican newspaper has criticised Charlie Hebdo’s new edition marking the first anniversary of the terror attack on its offices.

Police in Rome have clashed with squatters calling for evictions to be put on hold during the Year of Mercy.

Europe can escape its present crisis if it “dares to try the ‘Catholic experiment'”, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has said.

A Greek Orthodox Epiphany liturgy is expected to be celebrated in İzmir today for the first time since 1922.

Sergei Chapnin argues that Russian Orthodoxy “is becoming a political religion”.

Ross Douthat responds to John W Martens’s argument that Church “teaching can and does change on important matters, including marriage and divorce”.

And Stephen Bernard says 17th-century Catholic poet John Dryden has much to teach us about Muslim immigrants today.

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