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

Western Europe’s Christians are less accepting of immigrants than non-believers, according to a Pew Research Center survey (full report).

Masked men have attacked a Jesuit university in Nicaragua.

Local government officials have seized parish buildings in Venezuela.

Fr Anthony Ruff asks if the Vatican’s new statement on women priests indicates “a positive report” on women deacons (Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

Harry Mount considers whether John Bradburne will be Britain’s next saint.

Marcel LeJeune says it’s good that the Church “isn’t relevant or cool”.

And Joseph Pearce heralds a new Catholic literary revival.

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