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Pope Francis greets Israeli President Shimon Peres  at the Vatican  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff ‘would be happy to visit Holy Land,’ says Vatican

Pope Francis greets the crowd in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope delivers homily at Mass attended by Vatican workers

People view relics of the martyrs in the Cathedral of Otranto (Photo: CNS)

Pope’s first canonisation will recognise Blessed Antonio Primaldo and the townsfolk of Otranto

The tomb of St Thomas More is seen in the crypt of the St Peter ad Vincula chapel in the Tower of London (Photo: CNS photo/Marcin Mazur)

When Nancy Bilyeau began writing an historical thriller she got up close to the horror of the Reformation

The body of St Zita lies in the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy

The body of St Zita (Aprl 27) is paraded through the streets of Lucca every year

Daily Readings: April 28-May 4

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:31-35 (Year C)

Reliquary of the True Cross, thought to be by silversmith Rémond Lescot (1628-1629)

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton on a spectacular exhibition of Franciscan treasures brought to the Palace of Versailles from the Holy Land

A boy rides a bicycle through a damaged part of Deir al-Zor in Syria					          (Photo: CNS)

Catholic Archbishop of Westminster and Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury issue joint statement


Print Edition 26.4.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features Domenico Bettinelli on a harrowing week in Boston; Francis Phillips meets Catholic broadcaster Michael Coren; Jon M Sweeney discusses his book on Celestine V, the Pope who abdicated 700 years ago; Benedetta Guarracino on the glory of London’s Italian parish; Mary Kenny reviews Conrad Black’s biography; and […]