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

Bartholomew I of Constantinople has said he foresees “significant progress” in ecumenical dialogue, “especially with the sister Roman Catholic Church” (original Italian interview).

The Argentine Church is investigating whether nuns helped an ex-government official accused of trying to hide millions in their convent.

Catholic News Service has named Greg Erlandson, ex-publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, as its new editor-in-chief.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre says the greatest challenge facing America’s bishops is “helping the people know Jesus”.

George Weigel declares the Vatican’s “new Ostpolitik” an abject failure.

Deborah Savage responds to an appeal to Pope Francis to drop the phrase “I am not worthy” from Mass.

And Diana von Glahn explores the Catholic history on the Tour de France route.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.