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Nuns sing during a prayer service for men and women religious in New York (CNS)

The Vatican is now insisting that the LCWR act in a Catholic manner. What could be simpler?

Nardine and her family are living in a monastery after fleeing ISIS

The documentary ‘Kill the Christians’ forces Britons to confront the plight of the suffering Church

'The golden roof, the marble walls, the Vatican’s majestic halls…' (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, POOL)

A remarkable book that emerged from a chance conversation on a plane tackles the question of ‘the Pope’s jewels’

'Their Christian faith was bruised and battered. In some cases, all hope was lost'

A century after the genocide began, Turkey still refuses to accept the truth. Yet for the sake of today’s persecuted Christians, the past must not be forgotten

The cast of Father Ted

Twenty years after it first aired, the clerical sitcom remains one of Britain’s best-loved TV shows – yet Catholics remain split over how relentlessly it pokes fun at the Church

Pope Francis  leaves after celebrating Mass marking 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide (PA)

Inside this week’s Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of our latest issue

Iraqi Christians in America protests against government inaction (AP)

Cardinal Bagnasco may sound like a conspiracy theorist, but he raises pertinent questions over the persecution of Christians

Young woman wears a mantilla at Mass (CNS)

The veil denotes our hallowed status as life-givers

Couples exchange vows at a wedding ceremony in the US (CNS)

A question of conscience

A cardinal has suggested that someone could be admitted to Communion after remarrying, if they were to avow that their first marriage was null – but marriage is a public act, not a private one

Pope Francis is greeted by Catholicos Aram I, second left, and the head of Armenia's Orthodox Church Karekin II at St Peter's Basilica (PA)

A new book describes why Turkey is right to have an uneasy conscience over its treatment of the Armenians