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

Benedict XVI first asked Cardinal McCarrick to keep a “low profile” in 2007, Andrea Tornielli reports.

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigeria’s bishops that there is no “plan to Islamise Nigeria”.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said he will now personally review all “abuse-related” letters sent to his office.

The Council of Cardinals has begun a three-day meeting focused on curial reform.

Fr Chris Chatteris SJ, Robert Royal and Archbishop Pascal Wintzer comment on the abuse crisis.

Margaret Lyons previews the new television series God Friended Me.

And the Vatican Observatory is preparing to host its first workshop on “the curation of meteorites”.

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