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

The fate of a Filipino priest kidnapped by an ISIS affiliate remains unclear.

Guam Archbishop Michael Byrnes has removed four clerical advisers for alleged “insubordination”.

A Vatican investigator has finished his probe into allegations against Indonesian Bishop Hubertus Leteng.

Pope Tawadros II has inaugurated the first Coptic church in Japan.

Andrea Gagliarducci asks if the Holy See really has adopted a new Ostpolitik.

Fr Raymond de Souza says Archbishop Victor Fernandez is taking “a rather cavalier approach” to the magisterium.

And Philip Kosloski recalls the nun who took on the Ku Klux Klan.

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