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How to visit Rome in the austerity era

Tourists crowd the bridge leading to Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (CNS)

The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts

Will the Church in Russia speak out over attacks on gay people?

A gay rights activist  is kicked as he lies on the ground in front of Moscow 
City Hall

A wave of attacks on gay people is sweeping Russia. and local Church leaders, fearful of western influence, are not addressing it

Andrew Copson: ‘What is aggressive secularism supposed to mean?’

Chief executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson

In the second in our series of interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the chief executive of the British Humanist Association explains why he is indifferent to Catholicism

The South African communities celebrating ‘one faith and one family’

Aids orphans supported by the Church in Rustenburg

The wonderful work being done by Small Christian Communities is helping sustain faith, life and energy in parishes across Africa

Art review: Facing the Modern at the National Gallery

A detail from Anton Romako's The Artist's Nieces, Elisabeth and Maja (© Belvedere, Vienna)

The National’s exhibition of Viennese portraits offers a coherent narrative and striking cultural perspectives