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

Catholics can’t improve politics by “just looking and criticising the work of others from the balcony”, Pope Francis said during a pastoral visit to Cesena yesterday (full video).

Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi has described the refugee situation in Lebanon as “unbearable”.

The Holy See has been “too optimistic” over talks with China, Cardinal Joseph Zen has said.

Bishop Mario Grech says the rosary “is not a chore”.

Aurora Griffin wonders if God is gaslighting her.

Matthew Schmitz meets Nigeria’s traditionalist Catholics.

And L’Osservatore Romano has given a “generally positive” review to The Young Pope.

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