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

Pope Francis has issued a new apostolic constitution on the synod of bishops.

The Pope has removed a former Chilean “national hero” from the clerical state “with no possibility of appeal”.

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Raï has called for a “neutral emergency government” in Lebanon.

An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun has asked the Pope to relieve him temporarily of his ministry.

Mary Eberstadt argues that “the Catholic laity is far from blameless in this hour”.

Mollie Wilson O’Reilly questions the beatification of Anna Kolesárová.

And Nick Ripatrazone explores the “emotional” Catholicism of writer Andre Dubus.

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