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Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Pope Francis (CNS)

‘Go against the current’, says Pope during meeting at St Peter’s Basilica

Daily readings: September 1-7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Ps 68; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24A; Lk 14:1, 7-14 (Year C)

St Augustine and St Gregory, from an image at Westminster Cathedral

St Gregory the Great (September 3) was known as ‘the father of Christian worship’

Pope Francis shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II  at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the Vatican

Benedict XVI (CNS)

Archbishop Georg Gänswein says report was “invented”

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis told Alejandra Pereyra a letter she wrote him “touched his heart”

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Print Edition 30.8.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Fr Mark Drew explains why Pope Francis wants us to turn to Mary; Stuart Reid says Catholics will love Breaking Bad; Rory Fitzgerald argues that Ireland is becoming a tough place to be a Catholic; Tim Stanley on God and suffering; RJ Stove says church music […]

President Obama speaks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (CNS)

Obama pays tribute to Martin Luther King

Thousands gather at Lincoln Memorial to mark 50th anniversary of 1963 March on Washington