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Israeli border police walk by Christians on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem this year                     (CNS)

With the Pope visiting the Holy Land next week, Tim Stanley reports on the fascinating, troubled place

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Print Edition: May 16, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive report on the announcement that Paul VI will be beatified in October. There is also news on the first Oratorian to be ordained bishop in 140 years and Pope Francis urging the UN to resist ‘the culture of death’ in reference to […]

The religious leaders meet at the Ayatollah Marashi Najafi Library in Qom, Iran, in March (CNS/ Stephen M Colecchi)

Ongoing dialogue planned to discuss role of faith leaders in influencing issue of Iran’s nuclear programme

Argentine football legend  Diego Maradona (PA)

Football legend says he would like to meet the Pontiff

People carry the  coffin of one of the victims of the mining disaster in Soma, Turkey (PA)

Pope was speaking during General Audience in St Peter’s Square

John and Jacqueline Kennedy pictured leaving a church (PA)

Letters exchanged by Kennedy and priest to be auctioned in Dublin in June

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem gestures during a procession in Haifa, Israel (CNS)

Patriarch of Jerusalem calls vandalism against Christian and Muslim properties a ‘blight on Israeli democracy’

A woman and child in South Sudan camp for internally displaced people (CNS)

Religious leaders present at the signing of proposed peace deal in Ethiopia

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne of Birmingham (Mazur)

Fr Robert Byrne is the first Oratorian bishop to be installed for 140 years

The Black Mass was cancelled on the eve of Our Lady of Fatima (CNS)

The controversial event, due to take place yesterday, was cancelled at the last moment following outcry