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Protesters outside the Dublin parliament earlier this year (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Former residents of Church-run institutions will not have to prove hardship

European Union flags wave in Brussels (AP)

The EU has adopted new guidelines on promoting religious freedom

Protesters outside the Supreme Court building in Washington earlier this year (CNS)

DOMA ruled unconstitutional while initiative barring same-sex marriage in California sent to lower courts

Pope Francis spoke of "pastoral paternity" during his morning homily Photos: CNS

Pope Francis has said there is ‘something missing’ in men who do not want to be fathers

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Print Edition 28.6.13

In this week’s edition of The Catholic Herald Jill Hamilton says we must not be afraid to visit Jerusalem; Freddy Gray discusses the Catholic soul of The Sopranos; Piers Paul Read argues that the Chief Rabbi is a modern prophets; Joseph Shaw marks the 25th anniversary of the Écône consecrations; Mary O’Regan interviews American news […]

Archbishop Tartaglia Photo: CNS

Archbishop Tartaglia will receive the pallium on Saturday during Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

Harvard professor will lead inquiry into troubled Institute for Religious Works

Bishop Dominique Rey of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon

Bishop Ray has called for authentic liturgical renewal during a conference on the sacred liturgy

Pope Francis delivers his speech in St Peter's Square at his weekly general audience (Photo: PA)

I am just like each of you, says Pontiff at general audience

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, spoke to Vatican Radio about the killing of Father Francois Murad ( CNS)

Father Francois Murad killed in north Syria near the Turkish border