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

Pope Francis has urged President Nicolas Maduro to resolve the crisis in Venezuela.

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has appealed to Iraqi politicians to stop the country’s “institutional, economic and security deterioration”.

Church officials in Zambia have deplored an outbreak of xenophobic violence.

The Pope’s Latin Twitter account has passed half a million followers.

Archbishop Blase Cupich hails the “holy curiosity” of his predecessor Cardinal Francis George.

James Carroll and Paul Elie pay tribute to the “dangerous” Daniel Berrigan.

And Pope Francis has received a special edition of Don Quixote to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death.