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A broken glass of a niche where the reliquary with the blood of Blessed John Pail II was located Below: The reliquary

Venerated piece of fabric stained with the late Pope’s blood still missing

Daily readings: February 2-8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Presentation of the Lord, Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 (Year A)

St Ansgar (February 3) saw a vision of his mother in heaven with the Virgin Mary

Pope Francis said that we cannot love Jesus and not love the Church (PA)

Pope Francis has said that we must remain faithful to the teachings of the Gospel


Print Edition 31.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Tim Stanley wonders whether American satirist Stephen Colbert is the new Augustine. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi argues that babies can solve the economic crisis. Fr Frankie Mulgrew describes how comedy drew him to the priesthood. Megan Hodder interviews US talk show host Teresa Tomeo about her new […]

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga addressing worshipers at the St Jean des Cascades church in Bangui, Central African Republic

Archbishop Nzapalainga in London to urge politicians to lobby for UN intervention

Pope Francis on the cover of Rolling Stone

Fr Federico Lombardi describes article on Pontiff as ‘superficial journalism’

Christians have suffered immensely in the Syrian war (AP)

Vigils for missing priests in Syria

Jesuit was kidnapped 180 days ago

Bishop Mark O'Toole (Mazur)

Bishop Mark O’Toole ordained today at Plymouth Cathedral