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Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s theory on social media’s religious divide is expressed in this week’s Catholic Herald

L’Arche founder recognised for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux’s parents are being taken on a week-long tour of England

Ashers Bakery refused to make a cake with an image of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie and the phrase, ‘Support gay marriage’

Caritas Internationalis adopted the martyr at their conference in Rome

Mgr Patrick McKinney replaces Archbishop Malcolm McMahon as leader of the Nottingham diocese

Pope Francis names English Dominican priest as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Vocation Network will make it easier for people to select an order

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to stand for a third term in office has sparked protests and an attempted coup

Meeting in Rome comes days after Vatican referred to state of Palestine