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

A priest has gone missing in Bangladesh on the eve of the Pope’s visit.

The Russian Orthodox Church added 10 dioceses in 2016, Patriarch Kirill has said.

Bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have urged Joseph Kabila to to rule out running for the presidency again.

An Indian bishop has said “it hurts” that Pope Francis won’t visit the country during his trip to South Asia.

Gerard O’Connell previews the Pope’s trip to Bangladesh.

Greg Daly says there are likely to be “at best 144 priests in Dublin in 2030, down from 369 now”.

And Gregory DiPippo admires the frescoes in a crypt “whose very existence was forgotten for centuries”.

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