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'Many Anglican village churches have discovered that modern organs can be programmed to play hymns automatically' (CNS)

The organist is dead

A great English Christian figure is in danger of dying out

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and  Vladimir Putin attend celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St Sergius of Radonezh earlier this month

Francis’s ‘who am I to judge?’ line may have cooled the ecumenical ardour of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy

Benedict XVI meets school children during a celebration of Catholic education in 2010. It remains popular among parents, if not voters           (PA)

The Trojan Horse scandal only emphasised how neither side of the debate is telling the whole truth

Jean Riordan

A Call to Action is growing at an amazing rate, but do even its members know what it really stands for?

Bonnie Engstrom with her son, James Below:  Venerable Fulton Sheen

Bonnie Engstrom tells The Catholic Herald how her son was restored to life after she prayed to a pioneering televangelist

Children playing football in Morovia, Liberia (PA)

Football is infamous for corruption and cheating, but it can also be a powerful force for good

Michael Harvey, who died in agony in 1919 (CNS)

Mary Teresa Connor describes how the First World War took an unbearable toll on her close-knit Irish Catholic family

Bishop Alan Hopes of East Anglia (Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk)

The Bishop of East Anglia on the greatest challenges facing Catholics in the next five years

Pope Francis (AP)

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Bishop Athanasius Schneider celebrates Pontifical High Mass during the Latin Mass Society pilgrimage to West Grinstead in Sussex (Photo: Joseph Shaw)

During a trip to England the Soviet-born bishop says the Church today is experiencing ‘tremendous confusion’