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

Benedict XVI’s writings are “a real source of inspiration for political action”, Pope Francis has said in a new preface.

Archbishop Anthony Apuron was reportedly seated near Pope Francis at a Neocatechumenal Way event on Saturday.

A Nigerian archdiocese is preparing to hold a “massive protest” after massacres by herdsmen.

Australians will take part in a “Coast to Coast Rosary” on May 13.

John Waters says that May 25 could be “the bloodiest day” in Irish history.

Inés San Martín admires the Swiss Guards’ new 3D-printed helmets.

And photos of Sir Anthony Hopkins in his new role as Benedict XVI have emerged online.

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