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

The first Vatican trial of a prelate accused of abuse is reportedly underway.

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has formally rejected the conclusions of the Pan-Orthodox Council.

Claudio Pierantoni argues that the Arian crisis and the Amoris Laetitia controversy have a “key common characteristic”.

Sally Axworthy says that when it comes to foreign policy the Vatican’s eyes “are firmly on the stratosphere”.

Massimo Faggioli suggests that Catholics “are able to navigate social, cultural and national boundaries better than others”.

Fr James McCurry describes “a traumatic robbery” at a friary in Rio de Janeiro.

And Megan Gannon says that scientists are revealing the secrets of the Capuchin Catacombs mummies.

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