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

Bambino Gesù Hospital has unveiled a charter of rights for incurable children after the Alfie Evans case (Italian report).

Bolivian Cardinal-designate Toribio Ticona has denied claims that he has fathered children.

Historic Christian sites in Japan could soon gain World Heritage status.

Takumi Okada profiles Japan’s new cardinal.

Drew Hinshaw and Francis X Rocca ask if Poland will follow Ireland on abortion.

Patsy McGarry argues that the decline the Irish Catholic Church has been greatly exaggerated.

And Joseph Pearce argues that every “self-respecting Catholic school” should teach Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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