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Floribeth Mora Diaz, diagnosed with a brain aneurysm in 2011, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

Costa Rican mother of four was told she only had a month to live

Benedict XVI

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

Daily Readings: April 27 – May 3

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118; 1 Pet 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31 (Year A)

A detail from The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo

St Catherine of Siena (April 29) attracted a group of followers by taking care of the ill and the poor


Print Edition: April 25 2014

This week we bring you a unique commentary and analysis on the lives of the papal saints. Cardinal Turkson writes on John XXIII’s landmark encyclical, Pacem in Terris while Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor writes about the first time he ever saw the papal saint. Meanwhile, Rabbi Cooper and Rabbi Adlerstein explain why the Jewish people give […]

(Christian Adams)

The Vatican has reminded pilgrims that Sunday’s ceremony is completely free

Pope Francis (PA)

Statement from Rome says ‘consequences relating to the teaching of the Church’ should not be inferred from private conversation with Argentine woman

Ulf Ekman and his wife, Birgitta, meet the Pope on April 9

The founder of Scandinavia’s biggest Bible school on why he is becoming a Catholic

Patriarch Kirill doesn’t want large sections of his flock looking westwards

The Russian Orthodox Church cannot afford to alienate Ukrainians as it bids for primacy within the Orthodox world