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

The German bishops’ conference has described the leak of a major abuse study as “irresponsible”.

Pope Francis has said he hopes to visit Japan next year.

Bishop David Zubik has announced a Year of Repentance in Pittsburgh diocese.

George Weigel suggests a way to “salvage” the youth synod.

Phil Lawler worries that February’s meeting of bishops on abuse “will do nothing to resolve the problem”.

KV Turley witnesses a “very public act of worship” on England’s streets.

And Sadie Whitelocks admires Colombia’s underground cathedral carved from salt.

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