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A southern Sudanese woman shows her inked finger and registration card after voting in Khartoum (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Napier says euphoria of Sudan referendum reminds him of the end of apartheid in South Africa

Jack Sullivan at a press conference with Archbishop Vincent Nichols last year (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Deacon Jack Sullivan says two other people were healed of serious illnesses after he touched them with a lock of Newman’s hair

Print edition 24.12.10

Print edition 24.12.10

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Anna Arco talks to Archbishop Bernard Longley about his first year at Birmingham; Conrad Black enjoys Tony Blair’s book A Journey; and Transalpine Redemptorist Fr Michael Mary writes about Christmas amid the ice and […]

Pope Benedict XVI exchanges Christmas greetings with cardinals and prelates in the Vatican's Regia Hall (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)

Pope Benedict also talks about Newman, explaining that his much-quoted phrase ‘toast to conscience’ is often misused

Singing trio say that the famously misbehaving rock star has a ‘depth and sincerity’ to him that is not picked up by the media

A cropped version of the new painting by Peter Howson

Archbishop Conti describes Peter Howson’s portrait of St John Ogilvie as ‘powerful and prayerful’

Wounded Iraqi Christians arrive at Orly airport, near Paris (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Bishops of England and Wales appeal to the Government to review its treatment of Iraqi asylum seekers

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops' conference (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Anglican clergy and laity who want to join the Ordinariate will be received into the Catholic Church during Holy Week

Pope Benedict XVI greets crowds outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Bishops of England and Wales say the papal visit gave them confidence and strengthened their identity as Catholics

The US bishops pray before the start of the second day of their conference in Baltimore this week (Photo: CNS)

The US bishops’ conference is a model for the Church everywhere – if only our bishops followed it