A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Pope Francis has urged Central American bishops not to “stand aloof” from their flocks.
The Pope has reportedly named Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne’s successor as Archbishop of Lima (Spanish report).
Pakistan’s Supreme Court will review the acquittal of Asia Bibi on January 29.
A minority of US bishops believe the ordination of female deacons is theoretically possible, a survey has found.
As Christians, “we no longer need an adversary in order to define ourselves”, the Pope has said in his World Day of Social Communications message (full text).
Bitter Winter reports that Chinese authorities are destroying Christian tombstones.
And Katie Prejean McGrady considers how parents can keep their children Catholic.
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