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

Pope Francis appealed for the release of kidnapped priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil in his Regina Caeli address yesterday (full text, full video).

Francis will visit Armenia in June and Georgia and Azerbaijan in the autumn, the Vatican has announced.

Almsgiving must be more than “simply hastily given change”, the Pope said at a Jubilee audience on Saturday (full video).

Disagreements over Vatican II are “not an obstacle for the canonical and legal recognition of the SSPX”, a Vatican official has said.

The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has welcomed the release of a former missionary in the Philippines.

Jimmy Akin, John Allen, Patrick Archbold, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Bishop Robert Barron, Kimberly Hope Belcher, Fr Ray Blake, James Carroll, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, Fr Raymond De Souza, Ross Douthat, Maike Hickson, Austen Ivereigh, Phil Lawler, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Carl Olson, Rocco Palmo, Edward Peters, Fr Thomas Reese, Robert Royal, Fr James Schall, Matthew Schmitz, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Joseph Shaw, Russell Shaw, Steve Skojec, Antonio Socci, Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman, Brendan Walsh, George Weigel, Michael Sean Winters, Jim Yardley and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on Amoris Laetitia.

And an American priest is making a documentary about a seminarian who is 99 per cent blind.

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