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Maaloula is near the war-torn capital city of Damascus (CNS)

Syrian nuns moved to rebel-held town

The 12 nuns have been moved from Maaloula to the nearby town of Yabroud

Pope Francis (PA)

The commission will survey protection programmes and work with bishops & religious

Zimbabwean women collect food aid from a distribution point in Mutawatawa (CNS)

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference describe ‘water and power cuts and shortage of medicines’ in pastoral letter

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa speaks during the presentation of a book about Pope Francis (CNS)

Honduran cardinal said the Pope watches over the church like a father


Print Edition 6.12.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Marie-Therese Pulvenis de Seligny explores how the the’ non-religious’ Matisse created on the of the most beautiful chapels of our time; Tony Abbot on the ‘relic image’ stirring up Britain’s faithful; Mark Dowd says we should thank Benedict XVI for Pope Francis; GP Richard Scoot explains […]

Pope Francis with his Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Reforms will seek ‘a renewal that will truly be a service to the Universal Church’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes plea during general audience in St Peter’s Square

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo (CNS)

Five nuns were snatched from the Orthodox Monastery of Santa Tecla near Damascus

Alison Davis

Obituary: Alison Davis

Alison Davis, who for 30 years was the representative of the SPUC disability group, No Less Human, was born on January 8, 1955. She died on December 3, 2013

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Pope Francis sends message of support to papal nuncio to Great Britain