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

Gossip “destroys” dioceses, Pope Francis has said in an address to the Apostolic Confederation for the Clergy.

An ISIS-linked group has allegedly said it will target the Vatican at Christmas.

The Pope has reportedly approved the construction of a new Syriac church in Istanbul.

Iraq needs a new constitution to guarantee religious freedom, Bishop Shlemon Warduni has said.

Fr Raymond de Souza says a change on married priests “is almost certainly coming in a few years”.

Aida Edemariam asks if Australia will soon require priests to break the confessional seal.

And Alita Maria Covel Ngo explains how she became a Carmelite.

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