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

Chinese bishops will be permitted to take part in the next synod.

China and the Vatican are preparing to “form an alliance to fight against organ trafficking”, according to the Global Times.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin is reportedly “collecting information on the McCarrick case” in preparation for a Vatican response to the Viganò letter.

George Weigel suggests that Eastern Orthodoxy “may be on the verge of an epic crack-up”.

John Carr says that, as a “friend and ally” of Archbishop McCarrick, he is “appalled, ashamed and devastated by his abuse”.

Sigal Samuel asks if the Church should pay reparations to abuse victims.

And J-P Mauro says we have Pope Clement VIII to thank for our morning coffee.

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