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

The Chilean bishops have begun their meeting with the Pope with a 24-hour retreat.

A court staffer has been dismissed after a possible “major breach of security” in the Cardinal Pell case.

Mexico’s bishops’ conference has unveiled a a new pastoral plan following “an admonishment from Pope Francis”.

A new Vatican instruction has ordered all contemplative nuns to join federations.

Clergy in East Timor have accused a bishop of “overt politicking” during national elections.

The Russian Orthodox Church has officially added three ancient Western saints to its calendar.

And Thomas McDonald offers a “quick and easy” guide to sacramentals.

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