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

Cardinal Joseph Zen has said that he has written “many letters” to Pope Francis expressing concern at a Vatican-China deal, but “he doesn’t answer my letters”.

Vatican Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran begins a two-day visit to Al-Azhar University in Cairo today.

Belgium’s bishops have released a pastoral letter “updating” Populorum Progressio.

Cardinal Raymond Burke is “now de facto suspended”, Order of Malta Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager has said (Steve Skojec).

Santosh Digal profiles the Sister who has built 54 houses for the poor in Kerala.

Bishop Robert Barron says the 20th-century’s most powerful evangelist never wrote a major work of theology or engaged sceptics in public debate.

And Dan Burke considers the connection between mindfulness and Catholic mysticism.

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