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Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross outside the Colosseum in Rome last year (CNS)

The full English text of this year’s Way of the Cross meditations at the Colosseum

Pope Francis speaks to journalists during his flight to the Philippines (Photo: PA)

Or should we feel free to mock religions as we wish?

This week's Catholic Herald newspaper rolls off the presses

A simple guide to the changes to our print and web editions

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Print Edition: Friday November 14

This week our editor Luke Coppen reveals the new cost of the Catholic Herald magazine and we report on the women who are suing the NHS after their babies survived abortion. Meanwhile Fr Mark Drew explains why the first Briton to serve as the Vatican’s ‘foreign minister’ has a remarkable personality and Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith […]

The synod fathers attending a session of the family synod (AP)

Synod Fathers urge faithful to ‘walk with us towards the next synod’ in 2015

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Print Edition: October 17 2014

This week we bring you all the latest detailed coverage on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family and the Italian priest based in Clerkenwell, London who was suddenly recalled to Rome. Fr Ignatius Harrison explains why we should all pray for John Henry Newman’s canonisation, Alfred Searls reveals which creppy classic has been reborn thanks […]

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Print Edition: October 10 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we have full coverage of the first week of the synod on the family, including a report on the opening Mass and Edward Pentin’s Vatican notebook. Fr Andrew Pinsent explores the life of Bishop Walter de Merton, while John Duddington calls on Catholics to join the great British debate over […]

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Print Edition: October 3 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we have a full report on our interview with Bishop Kieran Conry following his resignation. UKIP MEP Margot Parkers tells Mary O’Regan about the party’s strong Catholic contingent, Fr Mark Drew reveals what Francis is really up to at the Vatican and Patrick West explains why the standards of the […]

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Print Edition: August 22nd

This week we bring you in-depth coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to Korea including his beatification of 124 South Korean martyrs. Meanwhile, Dr Amal Marogy tells Bess Twiston-Davies about her mission to save the ancient Christian culture of Iraq, Mgr Keith Newton explains why he is wooing Anglicans longing for unity and Mary Kenny reveals […]

Print edition: June 6 2014

In the Catholic Herald this week we bring you an exclusive report on the rise in Dominican vocations, the latest attempts to curb pro-life activism on university campuses and Edward Pentin reports on the author who claims Pope Francis has saved the Vatican. Meanwhile Mary O’Regan speaks to Bishop-elect Kevin Doran and Timothy Stanley explains […]