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

Christian schools in Israel have ended a month-long strike after reaching a funding agreement with the education ministry.

Members of the “St Gallen club” did not lobby for Francis’s election, Cardinal Godfried Danneels’s biographers have insisted.

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Carlo Caffarra as members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

John Allen, Virginia Cannon, David Gibson, Adam Gopnik, Jason Horowitz, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Peggy Noonan, Rocco Palmo, Matthew Schmitz and Chemi Shalev comment on the Pope’s visit to America.

Ross Douthat suggests that Pope Francis is inspiring a “springtime for liberal Christianity”.

Will Carless says that South America is becoming a safe haven for alleged clerical abusers (GlobalPost series).

And the Pope and the Vamps will release albums with the same name on the same day in November (Rolling Stone).

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