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

Abuse victims should know that “the Pope is on their side”, the Vatican has said in a statement on the Pennsylvania grand jury report.

The US bishops will ask the Vatican to conduct an apostolic visitation into “the questions surrounding” Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

The Church is facing a “very grave crisis”, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said.

A cathedral in the Central African Republic is sheltering 2,000 Muslims from violence.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Marcus Grodi, Megan McArdle, Jeffery Miller, Edward Peters, Joseph Shaw and Kenneth Wolfe comment on the abuse scandal.

The creators of a new film about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell have released a trailer.

And Jesuits in Dublin have donated buildings to be turned into social housing.

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