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

The ordination of viri probati would be a “breach with the apostolic tradition”, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reportedly said.

Special forces have thwarted a terrorist attack on a Russian Orthodox church in Grozny.

Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna says the Church must seek “a new pastoral attitude” together with gay Catholics.

Fr Raymond de Souza argues that the resignation of Chile’s bishops is “the greatest assertion of papal power” since Paul VI’s era.

Andrea Tornielli welcomes a new book debunking fake photos of Pope Francis.

Catherine Pepinster praises “the trailblazing Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi”.

And Paul Mankowski hails a “one-man Panzer battalion fighting for the resuscitation of the Latin language”.

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