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Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete (Photo: PA)

Clergy receive text message saying ‘many more will die’

St Margaret of Cortona hired a woman to lead her around Montepulciano 
with a rope around her neck, crying out: ‘Look at Margaret, the sinner’

St Margaret of Cortona (February 22) lived as a mistress to a nobleman for nine years

First Sunday of Lent: Deut 26:4-10; Ps 91; Rm 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13 (Year C)

Daily readings: February 17 – 23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Forde Abbey, near Chard, in Somerset, where the Abbot John wrote a memoir of St Wulfric

St Wulfric’s (February 20) reputation for prophecy and miracles earned him visits from royalty

February 22 2013

Print edition 22.02.13

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The Catholic Herald has been nominated for an award for the best Catholic newspaper

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Zollitsch says Germany ‘in some sense shared the honour’ of Benedict XVI being elected

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the ordinariate will remain a permanent feature of the Catholic Church after Benedict XVI has abdicated

Maria Miller addresses the House of Commons on same-sex marriage Photo: Press Association

Maria Miller tells Church all registrars must solemnise same-sex marriages