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Inside St Agatha's church in Portsmouth (www.stagathaschurch.co.uk)

During a visit to St Agatha’s in Portsmouth, I took part in the Ordinariate’s beautiful new liturgy

Young Catholics need to hear the Church’s beautiful teaching on marriage (CNS)

A new book and bold new programme are bringing the Church’s life-enhancing teaching to the next generation

Take a look inside this week's magazine

What’s inside this week’s magazine?

A sneak preview of this week’s issue

Chinese President Xi Jinping , left. His government continues to persecute the faithful  (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

Stop demolishing churches and stop trying to control Christianity – you cannot fight God

A boy holds a holy card and rosary as pupils wait for Pope Francis in Harlem (Photo: CNS)

The danger is that schools will become Catholic in name only

The Pope hears a Confession during a Lenten service in St Peter’s Basilica (CNS)

Why the Year of Mercy might fail

A relative of Samuel Walham, one of 21 Copts beheaded by ISIS last year, weeps (Photo: AP)

We cannot ignore this genocide

Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice

Henry VIII: stinking, secretive and sadistic (Photo: PA)

Henry VIII, stinking sadist

The king would have been furious that Cardinal Nichols is to preside at Vespers in Hampton Court Palace next week

Cassiana Severino holds her daughter Melisa Vitoria, born with microcephaly at the IMIP hospital in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Brazil talks of ‘a huge national mobilisation’ against the mosquito but this is likely to remain but a dream as the government has repeatedly failed the governed

St Bernadette of Lourdes

If you start praying today you can complete a novena by the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes