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Francis arrives at the closing Mass in Haemi, South Korea (AP)

Pope urges Asian Church to be ‘holier, more missionary and humbler’

Pope Francis attends Asian Catholic youth festival (PA)

Pope Francis called for brotherly love and a spirit of forgiveness

Pope Francis greets people as he arrives  in Seoul, South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke in English in public for the first time, while he addressed diplomats


Print Edition: August 15 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we report on the priest who says GK Chesterton and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux are “soul twins” and the lady who is paying the ‘bedroom tax’ for a room which she believes is possessed by demons. Meanwhile Carl Packman reveals what GK Chesterton and the Archbishop of Canterbury have in […]

Daily readings: August 17-23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 56: & 6-7; Romans 11:13-15; Matthew 15: 21-32 (Year A

‘The Vision of St Bernard’ by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

St Bernard (August 20) was reputed for defending the rights of the Church against the encroachments of kings

South Koreans at a Mass for peace and reconciliation in the city of Paju (PA)

The Church is growing fast in South Korea

The Confucian kingdom sought to exterminate Catholics but now the whole country admires the Church

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (PA)

UN secretary-general describes plight of Mount Sinjar refugees as ‘especially harrowing’