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

Cardinal Pietro Parolin will “in all probability” meet Vladimir Putin in August.

Bishop Joseph Absi has been elected patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.

Pope Francis won’t hold the customary pre-consistory meeting with cardinals next week, reports Edward Pentin.

Michael Sean Winters says that giving lay people greater say over bishops would have unintended consequences.

George Weigel laments the “jollying up by dumbing down” of the liturgy.

Enrico Petrillo recalls his life with Chiara Corbella, whose Cause opened this month.

And ancient Christian manuscripts saved from ISIS are being displayed in Rome.

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