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

Pope Francis will announce an “urgent prayer intention” on the first Sunday of the month in a change to his traditional monthly intentions.

Iraqi Muslims expressed solidarity with Christians this Christmas in a “grassroots revolt” against terrorism, Patriarch Louis Sako has said.

The editor of the new Argentine edition of L’Osservatore Romano is a Protestant pastor.

A branch of McDonald’s has opened at the Vatican despite protests.

Fr Mark Pilon and Fr Raymond de Souza reflect on the Amoris Laetitia debate.

RR Reno explains why he voted for Donald Trump.

And Andrea Gagliarducci argues that two films shed light on the challenges facing today’s Church.

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