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

Mercy will “heal the wounds of division after a polarising campaign”, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre has told the US bishops (full text, Rocco Palmo).

The bishops are ready to “enter respectful dialogue with President Donald Trump”, outgoing US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has said (full text).

The Year of Mercy has “caught the imagination” of all Christians, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said (photos).

Support is growing for a Vietnamese Catholic blogger jailed for defending the environment.

Indonesia’s bishops have urged Catholics to “take advantage of their civil right to vote” in next year’s elections.

John Allen, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Fr John Hunwicke, Steve Skojec and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on the four cardinals’ letter to Pope Francis.

And a new short film shows the resilience of persecuted Christians around the world (full film).

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