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Benedict XVI spoke about the meaning of Christmas as well as the importance of being close to Christ throughout the entire year

Benedict XVI visits prison in Rome

Pope laments overcrowding in prisons and tells hundreds of inmates that they are worthy of dignity

Benedict XVI’s Christmas card is unveiled

Pope chooses picture of the Adoration of the Shepherds for Christmas greetings

According to Vatican commentator Andrea Tornielli, Blessed Hildegard of Bingen will be named a Doctor of the Church next October

Print edition 16.12.11

Print edition 16.12.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers. This week, Joseph Pearce writes about Evelyn Waugh’s love for the Old Mass; Stuart Reid considers Cardinal Siri’s edict on women’s trousers; Michael Brendan Dougherty asks if Newt Gingrich will be America’s next Catholic president; Abbot […]

Rolf-Dieter Heuer invites Pope to visit CERN facility in Switzerland

Italian priest says Benedict XVI asked him: “How can I leave?”

Print edition 09.12.11

Print edition 09.12.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers.

At his weekly general audience Pope Benedict XVI said prayer and humility helped people fulfil the will of God

International Catholic youth event created 4,589 new jobs