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

A kidnapped priest in Yemen is alive and not being held by ISIS, according to Indian government sources.

The Archdiocese of Chicago has said it will begin to offer employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Kenya’s bishops have expressed their “deepest concerns” at the proposed closure of refugee camps.

The Holy See is making headway in talks with China, according to reports.

Bishop Bernard Fellay says Pope Francis is “like a rescuer [who] unties the rope, which is his security, to put himself in a risky situation to try to get to other people” (video).

Elise Harris catches up with a dog who recently received a pat on the head from the Pope.

And an Orthodox priest has become Ukraine’s powerlifting champion.

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