French bishops have backed plans for an independent commission on clerical abuse.
Chinese authorities have reportedly arrested four underground priests.
Pope Francis has criticised governments that “sling mud” at adversaries.
The Vatican has created an international observatory to combat cyberbullying.
George Weigel says that “Catholics are fed up with clerical narcissism”.
Sandro Magister examines Jesuit opposition to Chiara Lubich’s beatification.
And KV Turley remembers the artist who converted after witnessing Mass in a First World War trench.
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