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Cardinal Nichols during last night's Mass at the Church of St Alphonsus Liguori Below: More images from the ceremony (Mazur)

The church is dedicated to Saint Alphonsus, founder of the Redemptorists

Cardinal Burke has said the Church cannot change its teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried (CNS)

Cardinal Burke said the proposal would do harm


Print Edition: October 3 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we have a full report on our interview with Bishop Kieran Conry following his resignation. UKIP MEP Margot Parkers tells Mary O’Regan about the party’s strong Catholic contingent, Fr Mark Drew reveals what Francis is really up to at the Vatican and Patrick West explains why the standards of the […]

Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz will prepare to debate the "Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence" (PA)

The bishops said the convention blamed the communities of marriage and family for all violence

People gather at the site of an October 2 car bomb attack that killed 11 people in Baghdad (CNS)

The Pope has convened a Vatican summit on the Middle East

Pope Francis (PA)

More than 360 people were killed after a boat capsized and sank near Lampedusa

A prayer card promoting the canonisation cause of Father Augustus Tolton (CNS)

Cardinal George closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton on September 29

About 100 Catholic youths pray for democracy outside Hong Kong's government headquarters building (CNS)

Cardinal John Tong Hon urges authorities to ensure safety of demonstrators

The retired cardinal said married priests could solve the problem of priests shortages in some dioceses (©Mazur/

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor added that celibacy had been a gift to the Church

Pope Francis (AP)

The Church must show that the family is a great gift, the Vatican says