A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A government statement said the police had successfully stopped ‘illegal religious activity’

Archbishop of Minsk, Belarus, said she made the remark after learning he was the Catholic Archbishop in Moscow

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Cardinal Miloslav Vlk’s ‘tenacious fidelity to Christ despite privation and persecution’

17 martyrs of different nationalities died at communist hands from 1954 to 1970

The cardinal said if the Vatican cannot get a ‘good deal’ from the Chinese government then it must walk away from negotiations

Abortion can seem impossible to overcome. But so did communism

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is among 300,000 signatories to a new pro-life petition

A dramatic narrative account of the Russian Revolution is appalling and riveting at the same time

Behind his roll-call of heroic individuals, The God of the Gulag shows how communism finally died from within