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

The desecration of the Church of the Transfiguration is “a heinous crime”, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has said.

The Vatican will host a concert for Rome’s poor next month.

The Archdiocese of New York is scheduling Holy Hours on the eve of next month’s presidential election.

Philip Pullella dissects Pope Francis’s management style.

Maggie Koerth-Baker challenges research claiming that Laudato Si’ failed to sway Catholics on climate change.

Carl Olson argues that Pope Francis takes a “negative and narrow view of doctrine”.

And Russian experts are working to save the biblical Oak of Mamre.

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