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

Benedict XVI regards Pope Francis as “a true witness to the Lord”, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said.

Pope Francis has called corruption a “form of blasphemy” in the preface to a new book.

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has begun to reorganise the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (French report one and two).

Young Nigerians are “unemployed, hungry and angry”, Cardinal Anthony Okogie has said in a message denouncing the country’s new budget.

Rod Dreher wonders if Russia’s Orthodox revival is less impressive than it seems.

Amanda Evinger praises the “beauty of Latin American Catholic devotion”.

And the Order of Malta reveals how many of its passports are in circulation.

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