A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Mercy sees “how short life is and all the good still to be done”, Pope Francis said yesterday as he led a retreat for priests (first, second and third meditation).
Russia’s foreign ministry has deplored the rise of anti-Christian “oppression, violence, persecution and discrimination” in the West.
Harumi Ozawa says the bones of an Italian missionary who entered Japan disguised as a samurai shed new light on the country’s Christian past.
Massimo Faggioli reflects on the changing role of the papal secretary.
Fr Anthony Ruff considers why the Vatican is permitting Women’s Ordination Worldwide to demonstrate in its backyard today.
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