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Pope Francis also celebrated Mass at the Verano cemetery in Rome Nov. 1, the feast of All Saints. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope spoke during his general audience on the Feast of All Souls

Maronite bishop prays during Mass at New York cathedral for safety of Orthodox leaders kidnapped in Syria (CNS)

Bishop Mansour said that Jesus was not a ‘passive victim’

Cardinal Tagle speaking to Pope Francis at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal says synod was more than a series of discussions on divorce and gay unions

A woman and children who fled from violence in Nineveh province in Iraq (CNS)

Christian refugees are facing a life-and-death situation in the Nineveh Plain

A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Vatican’s UN nuncio makes comments in statement to Security Council

Italian Coast Guard vessels gather at the spot where 366 migrants perished in the 2013 Lampedusa migrant boat disaster (CNS)

Criticism continues for move by European nations to scale down search and rescue

The synod in session (CNS)

Vatican release English version of report released at conclusion of synod on the family

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Print Edition: Friday October 31

This week editor Luke Coppen explains why the Catholic Herald is becoming a magazine after 126 years as a broadsheet newspaper. Meanwhile, Mary O’Regan talks to Claudia Larson, the lady who was head-hunted by Dorothy Day, Fr Thomas Casey explains why we need to start praying for the souls in purgatory and Mary Kenny on […]

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope discusses the devil in morning homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

A statue of the modest, meek and humble St Malachy

The saint who battled barbarism

St Malachy (November 3) was presented as the author of the Prophecy of the Popes