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Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff replaces five board members well before their terms were due to expire

A Gypsy child at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome (AP)

Gypsies are called ‘to contribute to the common good’, says Pontiff

Jesus doesn't want the Church to be rigid, Pope Francis has said (CNS)

Pope Francis has criticised Catholics who only have ‘one foot in the door’

Politicians have complained to health secretary Jeremy Hunt over the move (PA)

MP says Britain risks ‘isolating itself from the rest of the world’

Print edition: June 6 2014

In the Catholic Herald this week we bring you an exclusive report on the rise in Dominican vocations, the latest attempts to curb pro-life activism on university campuses and Edward Pentin reports on the author who claims Pope Francis has saved the Vatican. Meanwhile Mary O’Regan speaks to Bishop-elect Kevin Doran and Timothy Stanley explains […]

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (CNS)

Cardinal Rodriguez issued a ringing endorsement of the church’s competency to critique economic systems

The site of a grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home (PA)

Nearly 800 babies died in home for unwed mothers run by the Bons Secours nuns

Pope Francis (CNS)

Piety is not about being ‘hoiler than thou’, Pope Francis said earlier today

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India was kidnapped on Monday (CNS)

Father Alexis Prem Kumar was reportedly abducted by a group of unidentified men

Archbishop Charles Brown in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Brown says younger Catholics are showing ‘renewed enthusiasm’ for the faith