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

Pope Francis may accept an invitation to visit the United Arab Emirates today, reports Edward Pentin.

A Catholic teacher has been shot dead in Indonesia.

Mass attendance has increased following the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel, the Archbishop of Rouen has said.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf asks if we should refer to Fr Hamel as “Blessed”.

Andrew Brown, Elliot Milco, Edward Peters and Robert Royal comment on the Pope’s letter on the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia.

Massimo Faggioli says three new books hint at an “effort to shape the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI”.

And relics of St Seraphim of Sarov are to be taken to the International Space Station.

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