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

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has spoken of his “shock” after witnessing the refugee crisis firsthand in Greece (video).

The Holy See has urged the United to Nations to promote “a more inclusive attitude” toward space exploration.

Gay Vatican official Mgr Krzysztof Charamsa has been suspended indefinitely by his Polish bishop.

More than 40,000 people have fled their homes amid violence just weeks before the papal visit to the Central African Republic.

John Allen, Grant Gallicho, Austen Ivereigh, Christopher Lamb, John W O’Malley, Cardinal George Pell, Robert Royal and John Thavis comment on the synod.

Matt Mazewski argues that the views of Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton only make sense “through the lens of Catholic social thought”.

And Sarah Laslow explains why an elephant was buried in the Vatican.

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