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Pope Francis greets US Vice President Joe Biden and his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, at the Vatican

The British Canadian writer is unapologetic about his faith and we should follow his lead

Archbishop Jerome Listecki (Catholic Herald photo by Allen Fredrickson)

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Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey.

A new book gives an eye-opening account of the history of servants in Britain

Mick and Mairead Philpott who were convicted of manslaughter this week

Multiple marriages are not the norm for Catholics, despite what the Daily Mail says

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis greets parishioners outside Sant'Anna church (CNS)

The Pontiff’s ‘Italian identity’ and a wise choice of Secretary of State will help bring about change at the Vatican

The Archbishop of Canterbury strikes the West Door of Canterbury Cathedral

The ecumenical process will be enlivened by the Pontiff and archbishop having some spirited rows

Pope Francis washes the foot of a prisoner at Casal del Marmo youth prison in Rome (Photo: CNS)
Mary Magdalene, as depicted by Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ  (CNS)

The BBC’s Good Friday programme was tired and intellectually threadbare

Magdi Allam pictured shortly after his baptism in St Peter's Basilica in 2008 (AP)

It’s not always easy or even possible. But hatred of the sinner rather than of the sin is always unChristian