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

Nigeria is facing a “very serious” crisis following the arrest of seven senior judges, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said.

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has asked all parties preparing to liberate Mosul from ISIS to put “the Iraqi national interest above all”.

A priest has been found dead by the roadside near Rio de Janeiro.

John Allen, Fr Ray Blake, Austen Ivereigh, Phil Lawler, Michael O’Loughlin, Fr Anthony Ruff and Michael Sean Winters comment on the new cardinals.

Ruth Graham says the next generation of pro-life leaders will surprise you.

Henri de Lubac described Joseph Ratzinger as a “theologian as peaceable and kindly as he is competent”, according to a newly translated volume of his Vatican II diaries.

And Rome Reports tells the story of the soon-to-be canonised “bishop of the abandoned tabernacle”.

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