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

A report has concluded that at least 547 former members of the Regensburger Domspatzen choir were abused (Deutsche Welle).

Two priests have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pope Francis has named a priest connected to the Jesuit-run Gregorian University as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s new secretary.

Benedict Mander says Argentine “slum priest” Padre Pepe “is an inspiration to behold”.

Tim Padgett asks if Pope Francis can save Venezuela.

Ralph Martin says he’s “astounded to discover how widespread disdain for Church teaching and the teaching of Scripture” is among Catholics.

And an American woman has turned a cancelled wedding reception into a banquet for the homeless.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.