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

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has backed the death penalty for drug traffickers who organise crimes from prison.

Construction has begun on Bahrain’s Our Lady of Arabia cathedral.

Churches in the Czech Republic have protested against new Communist Party tax plans.

A controversial Holocaust law has awakened “old demons”, a Polish archbishop has said.

Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Ottermann reveal new claims against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

John Slattery grapples with Teilhard de Chardin’s “legacy of eugenics”.

And Kathy Schiffer celebrates the poetry of Michelangelo.

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