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The sick and frail are anointed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at the closing Mass for World Day of the Sick (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

In his message for the World Day of the Sick Benedict XVI says the sacrament deserves ‘greater consideration’

Fr John Murray was told he would never walk again (CNS photo/Clare Becker, Catholic Review)

American priest who was paralysed from the chest down defies doctors’ predictions after praying to a 19th-century Blessed

The homepage of the US ordinariate website, Usordinariate.org

Fr Jeffrey Steenson will lead the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

A student waves the Mexican flag at yesterday's general audience (CNS)

Benedict XVI will make four-day visit to the country

Benedict XVI delivers the Urbi et Orbi message (AP)

Pope says Jesus is ‘the hand God extends to humanity’

A figurine of the Christ Child is seen inside St Peter’s Basilica in 2009   CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters

‘The greatest gift is Jesus Christ’

English archbishops and a Scottish cardinal offer their Christmas greetings to readers of the Herald

Pope recalls ‘unforgettable moment’ of Eucharistic Adoration in Hyde Park

Martin Sheen says his son Charlie is on a 'different Camino' (Photo: PA)

Martin Sheen says that without his son Charlie the film would not have reached US audiences

Václav Havel walks with John Paul II at the airport in Prague in May 1995, two years after Havel was elected to lead the Czech Republic (CNS photo/Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Archbishop of Prague pays tribute to ‘friend and fellow prisoner’ who led Czech Republic for 10 years

Baroness O'Cathain tabled a motion to overturn civil partnerships regulations during a debate in the Lords last week (Photo: PA)

Government Minister says that no churches or other religious premises will be forced to host civil partnership ceremonies