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The papal almoner is urging parishes with large numbers of homeless people to install their own showers (Photo: PA)

Papal almoner says showers will be put into public loos in St Peter’s Square

England captain Wayne Rooney in a match against Estonia last month (PA)

England captain visited Our Lady and St Swithin’s Catholic Primary School in Liverpool

St Hugh of Lincoln Exorcises a Man Possessed by the Devil (1404-1407) by Gherardo Sternina

The saint who protected the Jews of Lincoln

St Hugh of Lincoln (November 16) has gone from being one of the most famous saints in English history to a virtual unknown

Bishop Marcus Stock (Photo: Mazur/

Diocese gains bishop after a two-and-a-half-year wait

Thirty-third Sunday of the Year, Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 (Year A)

Pope Francis blesses the sculpture of Jesus during a general audience last year (CNS)

A statue of a homeless Jesus is to be permanently installed outside Methodist Central Hall


Print Edition: Friday November 14

This week our editor Luke Coppen reveals the new cost of the Catholic Herald magazine and we report on the women who are suing the NHS after their babies survived abortion. Meanwhile Fr Mark Drew explains why the first Briton to serve as the Vatican’s ‘foreign minister’ has a remarkable personality and Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith […]

Cardinal Nichols and the Rt Revd Tony Robinson (Photo: Mazur/

Cardinal Nichols says the murder ‘sullies the reputation of a great nation’

Figures reveal that the average payout for a 'wrongful birth' is close to half a million pounds (Photo: PA)

Figures reveal average payout for a ‘wrongful birth’ is close to half a million

Women who had sterilisation operations lie on hospital beds in Bilaspur, India (CNS)

More than a dozen young mothers in government-run sterilisation camps in central Chhattisgarh state