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

The Vatican will ask SSPX leaders to sign a formal declaration on doctrinal issues, Archbishop Guido Pozzo has told Die Tagespost (German text, Rorate Caeli).

Benedict XVI is “is in good shape” as he approaches his 90th birthday on April 16, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said.

The Bishops’ Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo has resumed its mediation of peace talks.

Fr Peter Folan SJ marks the first anniversary of Amoris Laetitia.

Sally Axworthy shares what she learned from papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski.

Rod Dreher argues that the Benedict Option and Pope Francis’s vision of the Church as a field hospital are compatible.

And Katy Perry is a step closer to buying a former convent in Los Angeles.

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