Catholic Herald logo
Pope Francis checks his watch as he talks with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

In his time as Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi has encountered moments of great joy but also times which have required sensitive diplomacy

'It's alright to cry'

For anyone suffering loss, here is a work that will at once quicken and console, disturb and heal

Sister Camilla Oberding of Community of Our Lady of Walsingham after making her final profession in 2010 

Religious congregations have found a creative new way of communicating their message

Aids orphans supported by the Church in Rustenburg

The wonderful work being done by Small Christian Communities is helping sustain faith, life and energy in parishes across Africa