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

Pope Francis prayed for “all people of goodwill who roll up their sleeves to boldly tackle the scourge of terrorism” after yesterday’s Angelus (full video).

The Egyptian army has renovated a bombed church in Cairo in time for Coptic Christmas.

Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing has written to Pope Francis to “offer my total support and that of the entire Order of Malta” at “a difficult and complex time”.

An Evangelical mega-church leader who once called Catholics “demonic” was sworn in yesterday as mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

Angelique Chrisafis and Julian Borger profile the UN’s new Catholic secretary-general, António Guterres.

Thomas Harmon and Steven Greydanus debate whether Rogue One is set in a different moral universe to other Star Wars films.

And Ghanaian Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle has donned a Rastafarian wig to promote religious tolerance.

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