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

Pope Francis plans to visit South Sudan in October, according to a local bishop.

The Holy See has permitted America’s first Pastoral Provision parish to join the ordinariate (press release).

The bishops of El Salvador have asked Pope Francis to canonise Blessed Oscar Romero in their homeland.

Malta’s Church schools will always remain Catholic, even if they offer lessons on Islam, Archbishop Charles Scicluna has said.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s Archdiocese of Munich and Freising reportedly had one new seminarian in 2016.

John Allen argues that Catholicism’s destiny “will more and more be forged in Africa”.

And Philip Kosloski considers why Catholics genuflect.

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