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Experts study ‘The Martyrdom of St Lawrence’

Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt takes up key post

Parents shocked by results of study

Message will mark World Day of Peace

V&A will display Sistine Chapel masterworks

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, and extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Jerry Tavares recalls the day he finally hugged the Pope; Fr Tim Finigan advises men on dressing modestly; and Jack Carrigan reviews two new books on Newman. Plus, Canon J John urges Catholics to take a stand against bad church coffee.

Pope Benedict expected to call a consistory

Venezuelan president in war of words with Caracas cardinal

Mgr Charles Scicluna presents revisions to the media

Archbishop Nichols and Lord Patten both say it will have a profound, lasting effect on British society