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

Being Pope is “both easy and difficult”, Francis has told a group of children who wrote him letters for a new book, Dear Pope Francis.

An Egyptian court has jailed three Coptic teenagers for five years for allegedly insulting Islam.

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Abuna Mathias I is expected to meet Pope Francis on Monday.

Paul Bhatti has urged the Pakistani government to re-establish the Ministry of Minorities on the fifth anniversary of the assassination of his brother Shahbaz Bhatti.

Benedict XVI is “very supportive” of efforts to promote the Cause of Henri de Lubac, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has said (French report, Samuel Gregg).

Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble wonders why she had a dream about Cardinal Dolan meeting Kurt Cobain.

And Dominican friars have created a new online game in which players convert heretics and collect copies of the Summa (game).

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