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

Pope Francis may meet abuse victims privately in Chile, the Vatican has hinted (Dave Sherwood).

Nigerian police have rescued six kidnapped nuns.

A homeless man who called himself “God’s tramp” was given a Requiem Mass at the Vatican yesterday.

Cardinal John Onaiyekan says he is “waiting for Rome” to resolve the Ahiara crisis.

Deborah Castellano Lubov reveals that Pope Francis “doesn’t always appreciate journalists’ questions” during airborne press conferences.

Physicist Fr John Cunningham SJ considers why more scientists aren’t believers.

And 83-year-old Sister Frances Joseph Piazza explains why she works as a “baby cuddler”.

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