A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Pope Francis is likely to visit Japan in November.
The Church is looking forward to a “springtime of young people”, the Archbishop of Panama has said at the opening Mass of World Youth Day.
The German Church should abolish the church tax and “become a poorer Church”, a bishop has said.
Thirteen people have died in a traffic accident before an ordination in Kandhamal.
George Weigel argues that “in 2013, the Church’s moral influence in world affairs was at its modern apogee“.
And Pope Francis wept on the flight to Panama as he recalled a Vatican reporter who died in December.
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