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

The fate of a priest kidnapped during the massacre of Missionaries of Charity in Yemen is still unknown, Bishop Paul Hinder has said (John Burger).

Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the family synod will be released in the first half of April, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has said he believes his meeting with Pope Francis has inspired new efforts to end the Syrian conflict.

Pakistani Christians are reportedly flocking to Thailand in search of asylum.

Catholic World Report publishes the full English translation of Benedict XVI’s new interview.

John Allen says the VatiLeaks trial “seems more of a soap opera with every passing day”.

And Fr James Martin SJ offers 10 Instagram tips to Pope Francis.

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