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

A landmark agreement between the Holy See and China is imminent, Taiwan’s foreign ministry has said.

Turkey’s supreme court has rejected a request turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Nothing “will restrain the Russian Orthodox Church in its response” to the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Ukraine, a senior official has said.

James Hamilton describes how churchmen in Chile “almost murdered my heart, my soul”.

John Allen, Michael Brendan Dougherty and Austen Ivereigh comment on Pope Francis and the abuse crisis.

Michael Root argues that we should “neither give up on ecumenism nor press forward at all costs”.

And James Berry offers a guide to Rome’s relics.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.