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I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

Amid the filth and despair of Cairo’s worst slums, a middle-class ‘lady in white’ feels called by God to protect the children who must sort rubbish to stay alive

A love for priests was a vital part of St John Paul II’s pontificate

A most annoying martyr

Fr Frans van der Lugt, who was shot dead by Islamists a year ago in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, was a man of unbelievable energy, stubbornness and courage

We want to be a forum for dialogue to promote peace and reconciliation

The Catholic Herald’s report on the passing of the Polish pontiff from 2005

The atmosphere of prayer was palpable as tears flowed

The Vatican has made a huge unforced error and it doesn’t seem to realise it

The prime minister’s attempt to woo Christians ahead of the general election is cynical and flawed