Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told Burmese bishops that Vatican-China talks are not currently advancing.
Archbishop John Hung has said he will invite Pope Francis to Taiwan.
The Pope has signalled his support for Communion for Protestants, Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg has claimed.
Francis has asked Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague to remain in place after his 75th birthday.
Francis X Rocca looks ahead to the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae.
Rod Dreher asks why majority Orthodox countries struggle with capitalism.
And police in Wisconsin have said that corn dogs led them to a trio suspected of stealing a Virgin Mary statue.
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