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Pope Francis with African synod fathers outside the Vatican synod hall (Mazur/

The synod fathers issued this appeal for peace at the end of the three-week family synod

A woman helps her son to kiss a sculpture of St John Paul II in Oviedo, Spain (CNS)

The Catholic Herald’s leading article published on April 8, 2005, shortly after the death of St John Paul II

John Hinton had previously worked at Time magazine and ITN

Our longstanding book reviewer has died aged 72. Here we publish one of the last reviews he filed before he passed away

A displaced Iraqi Christian girl sleeps at a temporary shelter in Erbil (AP)

The battle for religious freedom is one of the great struggles of the 21st century

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

St Anthony founded the Claretians

Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report


Print Edition: September 12 2014

This week we bring you reports on the unveiling of plans for the reinterment of Richard III and the stalling of the Cause of Fulton Sheen. Tributes are also paid to Catholic MP Jim Dobbin who passed away last weekend. Disabled comedian and actor Liz Carr explains why she is leading the fight against Lord […]

Baroness Masham of Ilton speaks against assisted suicide.

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate


Print Edition: May 23, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive preview of Pope Francis’s trip the Holy Land. There are also reports on how attacks on Christians in Europe are on the rise and on the appointment of Bishop Ralph Heskett as the new Bishop of Hallam. Elsewhere in the paper, Catholic […]


Print Edition: May 16, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive report on the announcement that Paul VI will be beatified in October. There is also news on the first Oratorian to be ordained bishop in 140 years and Pope Francis urging the UN to resist ‘the culture of death’ in reference to […]