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

Peace in Syria “is possible provided that there is the political will”, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told the UN.

Donald Trump has reportedly named “33 prominent conservative Catholic advisers”.

Opus Dei is a family that is “never separated”, Bishop Javier Echevarría has said in a message following the death of 11 women members in Mexico.

Janet Smith argues that Humanae Vitae’s critics are “losing ground fast”.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna says that governments must promote beauty and resist “uglification”.

Simcha Fisher explains what happened when her husband went to venerate the heart of Padre Pio.

And a churchgoer says it was “a bit surreal” when Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg recently turned up to Mass in north-east England.

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