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Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (AP)

Cardinal-designate Nichols urges prayers ‘even [from] those who do not normally raise their hearts to God’

Bishop Richard Moth (Photo: Mazur/

Bishop Moth encourages faithful to contact friends or family who may be lonely

Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle (AP)

Archbishop Sartain says decision was not discriminatory

Rabbi Skorka (Photo: PA)

The rabbi told reporters that Francis would be able to resist the pressure of different factions

Pope Francis: 'Our witness must concentrate on the centre of our faith.'

Pope Francis calls for focus on essentials of Christianity during audience with Lutherans

Holy Land Coordination bishops at Mass in Gaza

Bishops visiting from North America and Europe say humanitarian situation is a scandal

Patriarch Gregorios III

Leader of Catholics in Syria asks for prayers for conference beginning on Tuesday

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi and Bishop Charles Scicluna in Geneva today (AP)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi says Vatican policies aim to eliminate abuse

North Korea, one of the worst abusers of religious freedom (Kyodo)

The number of states hostile to Christians up to 110, according to new figures

Print Edition 17.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald we’re running an exclusive interview with Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster. Melanie McDonagh argues that Pope Francis is, in fact, a liberal. Fr Timothy Buckley suggests the Church should change its approach to the divorced and remarried. Fr Adrián Taranzano asks if a secretive pact by […]