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

The slaughter of civilians in Mosul “leaves us without words”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Pope said that true listening “creates bridges of communication” at a Jubilee general audience on Saturday (full video).

Moscow and Rome both refuse to “side with a particular party to the conflict” in Ukraine, Interfax reports.

Bishop William Kenney hopes the Pope will make “a major gesture” on intercommunion when he marks the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.

John Allen says the next US bishops’ meeting will “be read as a referendum” on Francis.

Fr Aquinas Guilbeau says Thomism is experiencing a “most unexpected” five minutes of fame.

And Rome Reports meets the convert creating adult colouring books for Catholics.

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