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

Government officials in South Sudan are “devils” and “criminals”, the country’s apostolic administrator has said.

Dialogue “is now the only way to avoid chaos” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country’s bishops have said.

Archbishop Henry D’Souza, a friend of Mother Teresa, has died aged 90.

The Russian Orthodox Church has told the Patriarchate of Constantinople that democracy is irrelevant to Church life.

Mgr Charles Pope says the US Supreme Court’s abortion ruling is another sign that the world is facing “seismic upheaval”.

Amanda Evinger proposes a Nobel Prize for mothers.

And Matthew Becklo says comedian Jim Gaffigan is bringing Catholicism to the Masses.

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