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

Patriarch Louis Sako has appealed to the Kurdistan Regional Government to avoid “infighting”.

Cloistered Carmelite nuns in Chile are locked in a legal battle with a hydroelectric company, reports Fides.

The ordination of three new priests offers “great hope” to Catholics in Laos, a Church official has said.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has hailed Amoris Laetitia as a “tremendous gift” for the Church in the United States.

Mgr Charles Pope urges American Catholics to vote “with a Catholic moral vision” in November’s presidential election.

KV Turley says that a new film about ISIS hostage James Foley suggests he converted from Catholicism to Islam.

And three cars used by Pope Francis in Poland will be auctioned in support of Syrian refugees and Poles in need.

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