Catholic Herald logo
Menu
The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where the World Cup final will be played

Bishops also criticise organisers for removing communities to build stadiums

Ireland's Vatican embassy was closed two years ago (AP)

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

Reopening will allow ‘Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis,’ says government

Cardinal Angelo Amato said the murder of Father Miroslav Bulesic was "particularly loathsome" (CNS)

Father Miroslav Bulesic was murdered by Communists amid upheaval after World War Two

Pumpkins are sold at a roadside stall near the Polish capital Warsaw (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/10/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI says Europe is ‘called to care for and renew a culture deeply rooted in Christianity’

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to celebrate an outdoor Mass in Zagreb's hippodrome (CNS photo/Marko Djurica, Reuters)

Pope tells 400,000 in Zagreb that exemplary Christian families ‘are more necessary and urgent than ever’

Pope Benedict waves at the faithful before a Mass marking the National Day of Croatian Catholic Families (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Communists persecuted the cardinal, who is buried in Zagreb

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Pope will visit the majority Catholic country on June 4-5