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

Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are facing “constant attacks and persecutions”, a local bishop has said.

Iraqi leaders have invited Pope Francis to visit Kurdistan.

Holy See envoy Archbishop Henryk Hoser has arrived in Medjugorje.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will consecrate the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 7.

Albrecht von Boeselager says the Order of Malta crisis “has been a bit challenging for me personally”.

Shaun McAfee asks if the Church forbids swearing.

And Kathy Schiffer explains why Gerard Manley Hopkins gave up poetry for Lent.

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