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Cardinal Turkson said that it is "plausible" that Pope Francis may write a new encyclical letter on Just War Theory (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Novelist Diana Athill after she won the Bed Next to the Door award for her memoir, Somewhere Towards The End at the prestigious Oldie Awards in 2009 (Photo: PA)

The author weighed up the flawed reasoning of the head with the deeper wisdom of the heart

We need a just war tradition that is clear and attempts to regulate modern warfare (AP)

Why we still need just war theory

Campaigners are urging the Vatican to abandon the tradition. They don’t realise how much it has already evolved

Plus: Charles Guthrie on the perils of pacifism

This week's cover cartoon is by Christian Adams

What’s inside this week’s magazine?

Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

Copies of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love") (Photo: CNS)

Is editorial mischief at play in the Pope’s exhortation?

Mesmerising: Géza Röhrig as Saul Asländer in Son of Saul, set in Auschwitz

A startling Hungarian film shows how humanity can endure in the face of monstrous evil

Gianna Jessen was nearly aborted at 7-and-a-half months

Everyone should hear the testimony of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen

'The government wants to build thousands of new houses in the Green Belt' (PA)

I do not want to see the Green Belt turned into a concrete jungle, but restrictive planning laws and environmentally-friendly policies come at a price

Rory Kinnear as Hamlet (National Theatre)

Take heart from one of the life-enhancing messages of Shakespeare’s famous play