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Fr Lucie-Smith describes Facebook users as a congregation (PA)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s theory on social media’s religious divide is expressed in this week’s Catholic Herald

Cardinal Vincent Nichols  talks with Pope Francis as they arrive for the concluding session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops (CNS)

505 lay people have written to the Catholic Herald in support of their priests

Cardinal Vincent Nichols will participate in the Synod in October in Rome (PA)

The cardinal was responding to a letter signed by almost 500 priests

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Inside this week’s Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of our latest issue

Former Catholic Herald editor Desmond Fisher, who passed away last week       (

He covered Second Vatican Council during his time in charge of the paper

Copies of the first Catholic Herald magazine, which features in-depth analysis of the Pope's visit to Turkey

The first edition in new format features an exclusive article by Cardinal Pell

A priest take photos on a tablet as Francis celebrates Mass (CNS)

Why we’ve changed and what you can expect from us

'You are really spoiling us': a tempting cluster of Ferrero Rocher

The family synod showed that the Church is still struggling to come to terms with the digital era

This week's Catholic Herald newspaper rolls off the presses

A simple guide to the changes to our print and web editions

People buy newspapers with the front page showing newly elected Pope Francis (AP)

During our 126 year history, we have always been prepared to move with the times