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Christians from all over Pakistan attend funeral in Kushpur, Faisalabad, while prime minister calls assassinated minister ‘a very rare leader’

Bishops announce opposition to plans to abolish 50-50 Catholic-Protestant recruitment policy for Northern Ireland’s police force

Pope meets future priests of the Diocese of Rome

New Evangelisation will be the focus of the Synod of Bishops in October 2012

Bishop of Clifton says Pakistani minister’s courage and faith is an example for all

Mark Greaves talks to Matthew Fradd, the 28-year-old who conquered his porn addiction and is helping others to do the same

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is not available online. This week barrister Neil Addison argues that Cameron is about to open a Pandora’s box on marriage; Vatican watcher Edward Pentin says Regensburg still haunts Catholic-Muslim relations; and Fr Andrew Burnham, former Anglican bishop and member of Britain’s ordinariate, starts a series of Lenten reflections. Meanwhile, the Herald’s Spiritual Life section gains two new features: Fr John Zuhlsdorf, the world’s leading priest-blogger, begins a column on the new Mass translation; and the team behind Magnificat offer reflections on daily Mass readings.

Cardinal Burke says that many bishops and priests do not treat abuses seriously enough

Benedict XVI addresses the topic that has fascinated him throughout his academic career: that Jesus was a real person and was also God

Archbishop of Westminster says in lecture at LSE that the private sector must serve society, not just pursue profit