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The Pope answered questions on the Vatican Bank, women priests and the “gay lobby”

More than three million pilgrims attend papal Mass

Print Edition 19.7.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Laura Keynes on the humour of Pope Francis; James La Fanu recounts his swim with the Galapagos turtles; Jonathan Luxmoore reports on the struggles of Christians in the Central African Republic; Fr Charles Whittaker discusses Francis and fast cars; Dylan Parry says a down-sized papacy is a blessing; and Nick Thomas on the genius of Lou Beale. To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6.

Print Edition 12.7.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Damian Thompson on Pope Francis the reformer; Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin tells Sarah Mac Donald why he has chosen not to defend himself publicly against his critics; Nick Harrop visits a refugee camp in Lebanon; Jonathan Wright looks at the bizarre conspiracy theories inspired by Jesuits; Peter Smith says it doesn’t make sense to allow prisoners the vote; and Rober Tanitch reviews the latest revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives. To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6.

Print Edition 21.6.13

In this week’s edition of The Catholic Herald Simon Caldwell visits a pioneering new drug rehabilitation centre in the Wirral; Francis Phillips meets singer Carmel Silver; Sarah MacDonald asks what the Church can do to combat Ireland’s high suicide rate; Neil Addison explores the plight of a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow; and Peter Stanford says Ann Widdecombe’s autobiography is full of incident and colour. To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6.

The Pope was visited by a group of young cancer patients who are being treated at Rome’s Agostino Gemelli hospital

Print Edition 24.5.13

In this week’s edition of The Catholic Herald Mark Greaves interviews Fr Mark Elliott about his ambitious plans for central London’s Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory; Megan Hodder writes about her conversion from atheism to Catholicism; Kenneth Francis explains why we shouldn’t trust Dan Brown; Freddy Gray wonders what has happened to British protest; and Jonathan Wright reviews three new books about Pope Francis. To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6.

Print Edition 17.5.13

This week’s edition of The Catholic Herald features an extract from On Heaven and Earth in which the future Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka discuss prayer; Paul McGregor meets Fr Ho Lung, the ‘ghetto priest’ who founded the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica; Sophie Caldecott hails a new Catholic magazine for women; and Ed West says it’s not un-Christian to be worried about immigration. To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6.

To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6.

Joyful images from the first few weeks of Francis’s pontificate