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

Archbishop Anthony Fisher has told a parliamentary inquiry that he helped to free a woman trapped in slave-like conditions.

The bishops’ conference of Mali has appealed for help to secure the release of a kidnapped nun.

The Vatican’s finances were “much less clear before Pope Francis became Pope”, Cardinal George Pell has said.

The Holy See “will not tolerate” Fra’ Matthew Festing’s re-election as Grand Master of the Order of Malta, reports Christopher Lamb (Sandro Magister).

Anna Momigliano investigates an “unlikely partnership” between conservative Catholics and left-wing feminists.

James Carroll considers the difference between Pope Urban II and Pope Francis.

And Fr James Schall SJ explains why he is “not familiar with the concept” of writer’s block.

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