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

Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, has appealed for a common European policy on refugees.

Some Christian refugees are so fearful of their Muslim counterparts that they won’t sleep at official accommodation centres, an Orthodox priest has told German authorities.

America should be both “careful and compassionate” when welcoming Syrian refugees, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has said.

Francis will never back same-sex marriage and is trying “little by little to purify” the Vatican’s “gay lobby” , papal adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has said.

Google’s Eric Schmidt will reportedly have a 15-minute audience with the Pope tomorrow.

Fr Ray Blake says he doesn’t think he “can live through another synod, let alone one on celibacy”.

And Bishop Robert Barron says The Revenant is so compelling he “felt physically sick”.

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