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

Rodrigo Duterte, a politician who has clashed with Church leaders, is the new president of the Philippines.

Belgian Archbishop Jozef De Kesel has said that he favours “the model of the Eastern Catholic Church” on married priests.

A poll has found that Pope Francis is the 13th most admired global figure, behind Jackie Chan and Vladimir Putin (YouGov).

Sandro Magister asks why Hans Küng didn’t publish the Pope’s reply to his letter on infallibility.

Maike Hickson says that the Pope’s decision to receive the Charlemagne Prize reveals Cardinal Walter Kasper’s continuing influence.

Mgr Florian Kolfhaus suggests that Mariology is “a minor topic” in Joseph Ratzinger’s theology.

And Leroy Huizenga explains why he’s abandoning social media.

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