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

The Algerian government has approved the beatification of the Tibhirine martyrs in Oran.

The Pontifical Commission for Latin America has called for a synod on women.

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has begun a visit to Papua New Guinea.

Pope Francis has praised the courage of a student who was seriously injured defending a couple kissing in the street.

Rocco Palmo says the fate of two cardinals is “in the balance” after the Pope’s letter to Chile’s bishops.

The Pope’s pilot says that some of the papal entourage admit to feeling queasy during flights.

And Joseph Pearce recalls when Belloc met Tolkien.

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