Talks are underway for a papal visit to Israel this autumn, according to the Times of Israel.
Chinese authorities have detained a Vatican-appointed bishop for the fourth time.
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.
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