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A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Vatican’s UN nuncio makes comments in statement to Security Council

Italian Coast Guard vessels gather at the spot where 366 migrants perished in the 2013 Lampedusa migrant boat disaster (CNS)

Criticism continues for move by European nations to scale down search and rescue

The synod in session (CNS)

Vatican release English version of report released at conclusion of synod on the family


Print Edition: Friday October 31

This week editor Luke Coppen explains why the Catholic Herald is becoming a magazine after 126 years as a broadsheet newspaper. Meanwhile, Mary O’Regan talks to Claudia Larson, the lady who was head-hunted by Dorothy Day, Fr Thomas Casey explains why we need to start praying for the souls in purgatory and Mary Kenny on […]

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope discusses the devil in morning homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

A statue of the modest, meek and humble St Malachy

The saint who battled barbarism

St Malachy (November 3) was presented as the author of the Prophecy of the Popes

Daily readings: Nov 2 – 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Solemnity of All Saints, Rev 7:2-4,9-14; Ps 23; 1 John 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12 (Year A)

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Bishops’ Conference criticise decision not to support migrant rescue services in the Mediterranean

As part of the Affordable Care Act, the US Department of Health and Human Services requires nearly all employers to cover contraceptives (AP)

Ave Maria University was was days away from having to pay fines to US government