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

Nigeria must “restructure if we want the country to survive”, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said.

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced the closure of five seminaries, 60 parishes and 141 Catholic schools.

Archbishop John Quinn has died aged 88 (Rocco Palmo).

The world’s youngest Catholic bishop has been ordained in Ukraine.

Sandro Magister asks why the Holy See-China agreement is taking so long.

Paul Moses argues that Islamophobia is rife in the Catholic media.

And Andrew Root explains how dogs can help their owners to be better Christians.

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