Catholic Herald logo
Pope Francis will address the heads of the UN’s agencies amid claims that UN committees are unfairly targeting the Catholic Church   (PA)

Pope says Church ‘must be very strong’ in response to clerical abuse

St Benedict Joseph Labre was rejected by the Trappists because they thought he was ‘too delicate’

St Benedict Joseph Labre (April 16) was the eldest of 15 children

Daily Readings: April 13-19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Palm Sunday, Mt 21:1-11; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mt 26:14 – Mt 27:66 or Mt 27:11-54 (Year A)

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Below: Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd

John Michael McDonagh has found his very own De Niro in Brendan Gleeson

Pro-life protests, like this one in Dublin, could be banned at Cardiff University (PA)

Religious groups and pro-abortion students at Cardiff University fight proposed ban


Print edition: 11/4/2014

This week we bring you an exclusive report on the threat to freedom of expression for pro-life students in Cardiff, the diocese that is converting all of its schools to academies and how a beloved church in Preston has been rescued from closure. We also report on the death of US Navy captain, Jeremiah Denton, […]

Pope Francis with Cardinal Nichols, Theresa May and police chiefs Below: Francis arrives at the conference and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe signs the trafficking declaration while Cardinal Nichols watches on (Flickr/Mazur)

Francis addresses Combating Human Trafficking Conference in the Vatican

Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt chats to civilians in Homs, Syria (CNS)

Dutch Jesuit priest in Homs killed

Fr van der Lugt had chosen to stay in beseiged, starving city

David Cameron (PA)

Prime minister says we must stand up for persecuted