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We were unable, sadly, to have the report illuminated by medieval monks (CNS)

We’re offering a prize to the reader who can come up with the best translation

Pope Francis has said that one should not 'jealously guard' his or her life (CNS)

Henry VIII and his ‘cursed’ marriage

The King believed his first marriage had broken a biblical rule against marrying your brother’s wife

A woman walks past a computerised display showing the FTSE 100 index

Traders need to read Francis’s encyclical

The Pope knows how to truly reform the global economy

US bishops at Mass at the start of their autumn meeting (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/11/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Canon John Redford

Remembering the gracious priest who worked at the Maryvale Institute for many years

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (CNS)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 13/11/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Scandals, including those involving child abuse and the Vatican Bank, make the task of evangelisation harder

A survivor wipes his face under a Philippines national flag in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city (PA)

Typhoon Haiyan: What you can do

Practical ways of supporting the people of the Philippines

The US Declaration of Indepdence: Thomas Jefferson saw Catholicism as despotism

Geopolitics was always the real driving force of anti-Popery in the English-speaking lands, says Daniel Hannan

Vatican guards salute Pope Francis as he leaves St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The Curia once seemed like a closet of secrets. Now it looks like a model diocese, abbey or parish