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

Pope Francis will reportedly meet Venezuelan bishops during his visit to Colombia.

The heads of Churches in Jerusalem have issued a joint protest against “breaches of the Status Quo that governs the Holy Sites”.

The Association of Catholic Priests has urged Irish bishops to stop ordaining permanent deacons until the Vatican women deacons commission has reported.

Maike Hickson, Sandro Magister and Rorate Caeli comment on the death of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra.

John Allen says a new trial is a test of Vatican accountability.

Jonathan Sacks identifies the “Jewish equivalent of the Benedict Option”.

And Cindy Wooden spots a white chocolate bust of Pope Francis in Colombia.

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