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Mgr Newton, leader of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Mgr Newton says initiative marks effort to communicate ‘with more vigour’

Pope Francis greeted his predecessor in St Peter’s Square ahead of the canonisation ceremony

The Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis greet each other at the canonisation Mass.

An up-to-the-minute guide to the historic ceremony in Rome

Video feed of the canonisation Mass of John XXIII and John Paul II in St Peter’s Square

Floribeth Mora Diaz, diagnosed with a brain aneurysm in 2011, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

Costa Rican mother of four was told she only had a month to live

Benedict XVI

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

Daily Readings: April 27 – May 3

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118; 1 Pet 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31 (Year A)

A detail from The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo

St Catherine of Siena (April 29) attracted a group of followers by taking care of the ill and the poor

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Print Edition: April 25 2014

This week we bring you a unique commentary and analysis on the lives of the papal saints. Cardinal Turkson writes on John XXIII’s landmark encyclical, Pacem in Terris while Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor writes about the first time he ever saw the papal saint. Meanwhile, Rabbi Cooper and Rabbi Adlerstein explain why the Jewish people give […]