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Cardinal Christoph Schonborn (right)  and Cardinal Lorenxo Baldisseri hold a copy of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The cardinal presented the document during a press conference at the Vatican this morning

Take a look inside this week's magazine

A sneak preview of this week’s Catholic Herald

Fernando Cardenal was education minister in the Sandinista government (Wiki/Lucien)

Fr Fernando Cardenal served as education minister in the Sandinista government

John Paul II had many female friends  (AP Photo/Arturo Mari)

It makes no sense to call for the abolition of priestly celibacy on the basis of the Panorama documentary

St John Paul II, pictured in 1996 (AP)

That St John Paul II had a friendship with Prof Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is no shock. Saints often have a genius for friendship

Eight books every Catholic should read (PA)

Catholic Books of the Year

Our books blogger lists her favourite books of 2015

Sister Mary Eucharista pictured in St Louis during the symposium organised by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CNS)

Archbishop Augustine Di Noia gave the opening address at the Symposium on Religious Life in St Louis

A woman helps her son to kiss a sculpture of St John Paul II in Oviedo, Spain (CNS)

The Catholic Herald’s leading article published on April 8, 2005, shortly after the death of St John Paul II

Franciscan Father Michael Perry (CNS)

Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment on Thursday

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’