A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
It is “utopian or even insane” to see the Eastern Catholic Churches as an obstacle to ecumenism, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said.
The Pope may visit a death row inmate in Japan.
Britain will return an image of Our Lady of Luján to Argentina (Spanish report).
Ross Douthat argues that the Pope has “consistently avoided pushing conservatives into a theologically untenable position”.
John Allen names the top five countries with beefs against Francis.
And Kevin Mims offers a new interpretation of The Exorcist.
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