A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
”Over half a million” people are expected to attend the closing Mass of World Youth Day on Sunday.
Pilgrims arriving in Panama by land from Costa Rica are facing five-hour delays at the border.
An accused priest is still serving at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, according to the National Catholic Reporter.
The University of Notre Dame has announced that it will cover up murals of Christopher Columbus.
Inés San Martín and Christopher White note that there are no Latin American members on the planning committee for Rome’s abuse summit.
Bitter Winter reports that China is compiling the “personal information of religious believers on a comprehensive scale”.
And Kathy Schiffer recalls Pope Leo X’s pet elephant.
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