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

A Filipino priest kidnapped by ISIS-affiliated militants is reportedly still alive.

Fr David Vard has become Ireland’s youngest priest.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has urged the Lithuanian parliament to renew its commitment to tackling human trafficking.

Robert Mickens says that tomorrow Francis will rehabilitate “yet another Catholic personality that was once shunned by the Vatican”.

John Allen wonders why Pope Francis is so interested in Sweden.

Elisabeth Deffner searches for the true marks of a successful parish.

And Shanna Johnson explains why medieval illuminated manuscripts are inspiring memes.

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