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

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is facing trial for allegedly failing to report child abuse.

A bishop has asked Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to allow more citizens to return to Marawi.

Archbishop Denis Amuzu-Dzakpah has urged citizens of Togo to pray for “institutional and constitutional reforms”.

Sandro Magister, Edward Pentin and Steve Skojec comment on Pope Francis’s new marriage and family institute.

Sophie Mangal explains how Syrian churches destroyed by Islamists are being rebuilt.

Sister Marita Rother looks forward to her brother’s beatification on Saturday.

And Eamonn Clark writes “in defence of bad priests”.

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