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The improbable Secretary-General

He’s a practising Catholic who opposes abortion and gay marriage. How on earth has António Guterres been appointed head of the UN?

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies

Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017

In 1970 Joseph Ratzinger predicted the Church’s declining influence in the world

2017 is set to be another bleak year unless serious progress in tackling terrorism is made

From the murder of Fr Hamel to Cardinal Sarah’s ad orientem appeal

Nearly four years into the reign of Pope Francis, we still do not know what his reformed Roman Curia might look like

The failures of Marie Stopes only illustrate wider problems in the abortion industry

The Catholic writer and Herald columnist speaks to me about her heroes and the adage she lives by

Our continuing work is testament to the great graces of mercy we have received during this year