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

Pope Francis has discussed Donald Trump, immigrants and the poor in a new interview with La Repubblica’s Eugenio Scalfari (Italian text).

More than 20 million pilgrims have visited Rome during the Year of Mercy, the Vatican has said.

The Holy Father will meet 4,000 homeless people this weekend.

True ecumenism is when Christians shift their focus “from their arguments and formulations, to the Word of God”, Pope Francis has told the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (short video).

Gerard O’Connell says commentators focused on Vatican-China talks are missing another potential breakthrough.

Fritz Bauerschmidt, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Elizabeth Dias, Massimo Faggioli, Fr Benedict Kiely, Gordon Marino and Mgr Charles Pope reflect on the US election.

And Starbucks’ red cups will include a Nativity scene this year.

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