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

Archbishop Diego Padrón has deplored the “Castroist Marxism” of the Venezuelan government.

The largest Syro-Malabar diocese in India was inaugurated on Sunday (explainer).

Cardinal George Alencherry is facing criticism over a land deal.

John Allen and Rocco Palmo reflect on the Pope’s address to diplomats.

Joshua McElwee previews next week’s papal visit to Chile and Peru.

Mark Shea explains why he doesn’t care about Amoris Laetitia.

And TJ Burdick recalls the saints who loved practical jokes.

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