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

Pope Francis will wash the feet of refugees in Castelnuovo di Porto on Holy Thursday, the Vatican has confirmed (Sandro Magister).

The Salesians have asked for prayers for Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, a kidnapped priest in Yemen.

A 68-year-old Christian convert was hacked to death in Bangladesh yesterday.

Edward Pentin says Pope Francis is considering whether to decentralise the appointment of bishops.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher reflects on suffering as he recovers from a sickness that paralysed him from the neck down.

George Weigel says the 1981 BBC production of Brideshead Revisited sheds light on the true meaning of Easter.

And Matthew Sewell explains why a 90ft statue of Mary stands on a ridge in Montana.

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