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Pilgrims pack Copacabana beach for World Youth Day's closing Mass (AP)

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Print edition 10.05.13

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


Print Edition 26.4.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features Domenico Bettinelli on a harrowing week in Boston; Francis Phillips meets Catholic broadcaster Michael Coren; Jon M Sweeney discusses his book on Celestine V, the Pope who abdicated 700 years ago; Benedetta Guarracino on the glory of London’s Italian parish; Mary Kenny reviews Conrad Black’s biography; and […]