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Pope Francis shakes hands with Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram (L' Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg posted a welcome message to the Pontiff

Pope Francis video speaking online to a Salvadoran student in 2014 (CNS)

The monthly messages will feature Francis asking for prayers on various challenges facing the world

A Palestinian woman looks out a bus window during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in Hebron (CNS)

Four Israelis were recently killed in Jerusalem in an apparent act of revenge for the killing of a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint

Disability rights campaigners lead a rally against the assisted suicide bill, that will be debated in the House of Lords in Westminster, London.

Life in Christ is valuable in all its forms

'In 2011 approximately seven trillion spam messages arrived in our inboxes' (AP)

When the Devil is in the email

The traps set by evil spammers can be hard to avoid

This week's edition of the Catholic Herald magazine

Inside this week’s Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of our latest issue

Social media is driving polarisation (PA)
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Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

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

On Good Friday, our iPhone might pose the greatest distraction ( Yui Mok/PA Wire)

This day is a challenge for iPhone owners, bloggers and Facebook users

Michael Caine as Scrooge in The Muppet's Christmas Carol

The antidote to social media malaise this Advent is to spend some time in silence