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

A deal seeking to avoid civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo is at risk, the country’s bishops have said.

Bishop Mario Grech has said that anyone who criticises the Maltese bishops’ guidelines on Amoris Laetitia “has a problem with Pope Francis”.

The Vatican is “definitely making progress” on prosecuting financial crimes, according to watchdog agency head René Brülhart.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley says he hopes to promote “closer communications” between the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Massimo Faggioli sees “the beginning of a ‘Vatican Westpolitik’”.

Rita Ferrone argues that Pope Francis is taking a more “assertive approach” to liturgy.

And the creators of The Young Pope explain how they managed to recreate the Vatican.

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