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

The Vatican has reportedly “reconsidered” its instruction barring Fra’ Matthew Festing from attending the election of the new Grand Master of the Order of Malta.

Robbers have killed a Capuchin friar in Madagascar.

The Monks of Norcia will no longer live in the town centre, according to reports.

The Council of Cardinals remains committed to producing a “new Pastor Bonus”, a Vatican spokesman has said.

John Allen, Massimo Faggioli, George Neumayr and Francis X Rocca preview the papal visit to Egypt.

Dawn Eden Goldstein defends the Pope’s comparison of refugee centres to concentration camps.

And Elizabeth Scalia explains why Catholics are “always kissing things”.

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