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

Cardinal Thomas Collins has urged Catholics to pray for those killed and injured in Toronto yesterday.

A Nigerian priest has been freed after four days in capitivity.

Los Angeles archdiocese has piloted a new programme for would-be seminarians.

John McGreevy finds fault with David Kertzer’s new book on Pius IX.

Emma Green analyses Pope Francis and Ross Douthat’s “competing visions for Catholic unity”.

Kenneth Colston ponders “the Catholic Shakespeare”.

And John Anderson says that William Friedkin’s exorcism documentary shows he “has certainly not lost his taste for the sensational”.

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