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

Malta’s bishops have backed a statement describing the nation’s decision to close its ports to NGO ships as “potentially fatal”.

Mexico’s bishops have said they are willing to “collaborate in a positive way” following the election of Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has accused Sri Lanka’s leaders of destroying the nation’s education system.

Cardinal George Alencherry has denied receiving a complaint from a nun who alleges that she was abused by a bishop.

Michael Brendan Dougherty explains where he finds hope.

Guy Stagg sleeps in convents, monasteries and mosques on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

And Jude Law will be returning for a follow-up to The Young Pope.

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