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In this week’s Catholic Herald we have a full report on our interview with Bishop Kieran Conry following his resignation. UKIP MEP Margot Parkers tells Mary O’Regan about the party’s strong Catholic contingent, Fr Mark Drew reveals what Francis is really up to at the Vatican and Patrick West explains why the standards of the Middle Ages make us look uncivilised. Why not try our appetizer deal? 6 issues for £6.

The bishops said the convention blamed the communities of marriage and family for all violence

The Pope has convened a Vatican summit on the Middle East

More than 360 people were killed after a boat capsized and sank near Lampedusa

Cardinal George closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton on September 29

Cardinal John Tong Hon urges authorities to ensure safety of demonstrators

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor added that celibacy had been a gift to the Church

The Church must show that the family is a great gift, the Vatican says

In May 2010, Bishop John Arnold told Luke Coppen that his path to the priesthood wasn’t nearly as straightforward as it seems

Bishop John Arnold will succeed Bishop Terence Brain