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

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Cardinal Joseph Zen has accused Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating the Holy Father” over China.The “re-foundation” of the John Paul II Theological Institute is a sign that “shouldn’t be underestimated”, Cardinal Parolin has said.

Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing a new lawsuit.

A Spanish cardinal has expressed “great concern” about the country’s prospective left-wing coalition government.

Anti-Christian persecution has inspired “many thousands” of converts in Iraq, a Chaldean archbishop has said.

Edward Feser criticises the idea that “an inoffensive ‘niceness’ is somehow the essence of the true Christian”.

And a Jesuit priest in Rome has created the first Minecraft server at the Vatican.

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