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

The Council of Cardinals will present the Pope with a full plan to reform the Roman Curia “within a few months”, Bishop Marcello Semararo has said.

Pope Francis thanked Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor for his “good humour” in their final phone conversation, a bishop has revealed (full text).

Polish Primate Archbishop Wojciech Polak has criticised “dangerous and destructive” disunity in the country.

Daniel De Carteret says Australia’s gay marriage plebiscite is exposing “fierce divisions” among Christians.

Sohrab Ahmari says Catholics are increasingly victims of “a repressive turn among Western liberals”.

Gary Zimak asks if Catholics can stop worrying.

And Sasha Raspopina says the Orthodox Church is inspiring new trends in Russian hip hop and electronica.

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