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Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the papal flight from Seoul to Rome (CNS)

Pope gives press conference on flight home from Seoul

David Cameron (PA)

The Prime Minister has announced several policy initiatives relevant to families

Cardinal Filoni visits a school sheltering displaced Christians and Yazidis (AP)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni issues appeal with Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako

Francis arrives at the closing Mass in Haemi, South Korea (AP)

Pope urges Asian Church to be ‘holier, more missionary and humbler’

Pope Francis attends Asian Catholic youth festival (PA)

Pope Francis called for brotherly love and a spirit of forgiveness

Pope Francis greets people as he arrives  in Seoul, South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke in English in public for the first time, while he addressed diplomats


Print Edition: August 15 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we report on the priest who says GK Chesterton and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux are “soul twins” and the lady who is paying the ‘bedroom tax’ for a room which she believes is possessed by demons. Meanwhile Carl Packman reveals what GK Chesterton and the Archbishop of Canterbury have in […]

Daily readings: August 17-23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 56: & 6-7; Romans 11:13-15; Matthew 15: 21-32 (Year A

‘The Vision of St Bernard’ by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

St Bernard (August 20) was reputed for defending the rights of the Church against the encroachments of kings