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Rosaries, T-shirts, fridge magnets and an electronic flashing candle are among the items unveiled for Pope’s visit

Dr Oscar Biscet was jailed by Fidel Castro after he criticised abortion

Veteran Swiss Guard Josef Schmidt gives his last interview

Theologian reflects on Ugandan martyr’s sacrifice

Documentary captures archbishop’s compassion and charisma

The Pope’s speech at St Mary’s Twickenham will be followed by students in Catholic schools via the internet

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we profile Brother Paul McAuley, the English missionary risking all to defend the Amazon Indians; Dominic Scarborough explains why Benedict XVI takes a tough line on dissent; Mary Kenny notes that atheist states launched the fiercest persecutions of homosexuals; and Jonathan Wright wonders if human rights really are a Christian invention. Plus, Stuart Reid takes a nostalgic walk through Hampstead in the footsteps of Evelyn Waugh.

More than a million prayers collected in support of Benedict XVI

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain