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This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales

Archbishop of New York says he does not know why bishops departed from tradition to elect him rather than the current vice president

Archbishop Vincent Nichols says he is delighted at news that Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton are to marry next year

Sport can help develop a healthy sense of competition, says Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI encourages faithful to participate in prayer vigils on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent

Family and friends of those who died in Baghdad’s church attack gather for memorial Mass in west London

Nine Apostolic Visitators are carrying out the investigation

Cardinal George: America has a moral obligation not to abandon Iraqis after invading the country in 2003

Print edition 12.11.10

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we offer in-depth coverage of the Pope’s trip to Spain; Philip Booth urges our bishops to support free schools; Andrew M Brown writes about children’s liturgies; and Patrick Kenny remembers the extraordinary courage and holiness of First World War chaplain Fr William Doyle. Plus, Jack Carrigan reports on the unlikely conversion of the son of a Hamas leader; and teenage heart-throb Justin Bieber reveals that he keeps his Catholic faith at the centre of his life.

Apostolic Visitation to Ireland begins

Visitators will not grant interviews about the process until next Easter, according to the Vatican