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Mark Greaves

Mark Greaves is news editor at The Catholic Herald

Family synod: mid-term report is hailed as a ‘pastoral earthquake’

Pope Francis attends the first full day of the family synod (AP)

Relatio post disceptationem says Church must build on ‘positive aspects’ of irregular unions

Atheist interviewer asked Pope Francis to bless his family

Eugenio Scalfari (Photo: PA)

Eugenio Scalfari told the BBC about his request in an interview aired this week

New bishop of Leeds: The recipe for his success

Mgr Marcus Stock (Mazur)

As Mark Greaves discovered in 2010, Mgr Marcus Stock is a dab hand in the kitchen

Bishop welcomes Chemin Neuf community to abbey in Cornwall

Bishop O'Toole with Carmelites and members of Chemin Neuf

Ecumenical group takes over Sclerder Abbey from Carmelites

The Church is growing fast in South Korea

South Koreans at a Mass for peace and reconciliation in the city of Paju (PA)

The Confucian kingdom sought to exterminate Catholics but now the whole country admires the Church

Booming reform group is still an enigma

Jean Riordan

A Call to Action is growing at an amazing rate, but do even its members know what it really stands for?

Aston Villa donates kit to champion team of Mother Teresa orphans

The Aston Villa strip (Photo: PA); below, some of the Asco Villa players

Children at orphanage in Ethiopia to be kitted out in claret and blue

Superheroes unite in support of writer with prostate cancer

Actors send their messages of support

Stratford Caldecott inspires Twitter campaign led by Hulk star Mark Ruffalo

Vocations to priesthood and religious life kept steady last year

Three men ordained as priests by Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Photo: Mazur/

Figures show a rise in vocations since the early to mid-2000s

Priest in Pope Francis-style downsizing appeals for funds

The Crowdfunder appeal

Manchester priest is raising money to turn presbytery into community centre