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

Christians must resist those who perform “the ‘dirty’ work of death”, Pope Francis has told members of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Nicaraguan Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes has pleaded with police not to shoot civilians (Spanish report).

Georgian Orthodox Patriarch Ilia has entered the dispute over autonomy for Ukrainian Orthodox Christians.

A priest’s protest outside a Vietnamese prison has gone viral.

George Weigel reflects on the “serious Catholic failure” in Latin America.

Christopher White talks to the “most active” US bishop on Twitter.

And two priests have filmed themselves on a roller coaster in aid of the new evangelisation.

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