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Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

Blessed John Paul II (October 22) played a decisive role at the Second Vatican Council


Print Edition 18.10.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Julie Etchingham on the Sisters who are taking on the traffickers; Melanie McDonagh asks whether Catholics must back mass immigration; Paul Johnson says CS Lewis was Britain’s St Augustine; Edward Pentin explains how to visit Rome in the austerity era; Jonathan Luxmoore discusses why churches in […]

Pope Francis  (AP)

Francis calls on faithful not to forget old clergymen and women

Pope Francis greets head of German bishops' conference during private audience at Vatican (CNS)

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch said he was “strengthened and encouraged” by his talks with Pope Francis

The Mass was celebrated at St Peter's yesterday (AP)

Solemn Mass was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair of St Peter

Pope Francis shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (CNS)

Abbas told Pope Francis he hopes to sign a peace deal soon

The Lenten retreat at the Vatican in 2007 (CNS)

Retreat will take place at centre 10 minutes from Castel Gandolfo

Siblings eat free meals during feeding program at a slum area in Manila

In his message for World Food Day, Pope Francis denounced world hunger


A “due diligence” review was announced on Tuesday

The #notblinkered campaign will run for the next 6 weeks

#notblinkered aims to ‘remove the blinkers’ on pro-life questions