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

Filipino bishops have said they will offer sanctuary to police whistleblowers exposing extrajudicial killings.

An Egyptian church damaged in a sectarian attack in 2013 has reopened.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has consecrated a cathedral in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent.

Robert Mickens says that “hurricane Bergoglio” may soon strike the Roman Curia.

Massimo Faggioli argues that Summorum Pontificum has “backfired”.

Ross Douthat pays tribute to Hugh Hefner.

And James Fenton is fascinated by a Mexican altarpiece at the Met.

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