The Vatican is responding individually to priests in Ahiara diocese after the deadline to accept their new bishop passed.
Christianity in Germany is reportedly declining at a record rate.
The Economist says there’s an “escalating standoff” between Christian liberals and conservatives.
John Allen asks if the media will ever turn against Pope Francis.
And Philip Kosloski explains why pews were invented.
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