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

Catholic doctors around the world have protested against a new French law banning “misleading” pro-life websites.

Italian authorities are investigating a banker who allegedly used the Vatican bank to manipulate markets.

New Jesuit superior general Fr Arturo Sosa has said that Jesus’s words on marriage “must be contextualised” (Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

A Nigerian bishop has urged Catholic media to combat fake news about the Church.

Former Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has received the Légion d’Honneur.

E Christian Brugger argues that there is a “de facto schism within the Catholic Church”.

And Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Cardinal Kevin Farrell discuss the new Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life (audio).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.