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Ed West

Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

The quest to discover the origins of Islam begins

Ed West welcomes a new book that sheds light on the mysterious birth of the Islamic faith

Readers offered 50 free tickets for Romano Prodi lecture

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi (PA photo)

Former Italian prime minister to give Newman lecture in Oxford next week

Church announces three-year vocations drive

Aim is to ensure every young person has a discernment group to discuss vocations

Catholic Education Service defends marriage petition in schools

Church defends accusations of ‘political indoctrination’

Graphic novel features Adoration, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and God the Father

A page from the graphic novel Please God, Find Me A Husband! by Simone Lia

Catholic illustrator whose work has been displayed in Tate Modern says novel was inspired by prayer

Nuncio celebrates Mass for ordinariate amid new wave of converts

Archbishop Mennini and Mgr Newton, right, at the Mass (Photo: Mazur/

Archbishop Mennini celebrated the ordinariate’s first ever Chrism Mass

Former Telegraph columnist is elected provost of Brompton Oratory

Election of traditionalist priest announced today

Pro-abortion campaigners will launch counter-protest to 40 Days for Life

Abortion Rights will protest outside BPAS clinic on the day Bishop Hopes attends vigil

Archbishops pay tribute to Coptic patriarch

The body of Pope Shenouda III is seated on the throne of Mar Morqos, or St Mark, as mourners gather to pay their final respects (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Pope Shenouda passed away on Saturday after 40 years of leading Egypt’s Christians

New safeguarding chairman appointed

Danny Sullivan (Photo: Mazur/

Danny Sullivan replaces Baroness Scotland, who resigned last December