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

Bishops must “never be seen as pitted against each other” in a battle for control of the Church, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has said.

Police in Victoria have referred the alleged leak of allegations against Cardinal George Pell to the Australian state’s anti-corruption commission.

Mother Angelica, the 92-year-old founder of EWTN, remains in a “delicate” condition, the nuns who care for her have said.

Pope Francis has donated $50,000 (£35,000, €45,000) to victims of the recent earthquake in Taiwan.

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has claimed that the Pope is a socialist.

Kate O’Hare argues that US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral was “a triumph of evangelisation”.

And Archbishop William Goh has told Catholics that attending Madonna’s first ever concert in Singapore would be “a counter-witness”.

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