Talks are underway for a papal visit to Israel this autumn, according to the Times of Israel.
The Pope’s trip to Colombia in September will “give us courage”, Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez of Bogotá has said.
Chinese authorities have detained a Vatican-appointed bishop for the fourth time.
Crux profiles new Italian bishops’ conference president Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (Sandro Magister).
George Weigel argues that Europe’s demographic decline is “first and foremost, a colossal evangelical failure”.
Russell Shaw comments on rumours of a new Vatican “birth control commission”.
And Bianca London meets the Italian nun providing a wedding dress service for thrifty brides.
Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.
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