Catholic Herald logo
Menu
A demonstrator burns a cross during a protest in the Badami Bagh area of Lahore, Pakistan (CNS photo/Adrees Hassain, Reuters)

A teenage boy was attacked on Friday for saying he was a Christian

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis will offer encouragement to Catholic minority in the Balkan country

An anti-Charlie Hebdo demonstration in Pakistan (CNS)

Four students were reportedly injured in the attack

Trappist Father Thomas Merton (CNS)

The Trappist who couldn’t be silenced

Thomas Merton was funny, daring and loquacious. That got him into trouble with the Church authorities, but it didn’t stop him becoming a great modern spiritual guide

Muslim women pray outside court in Putrajaya, Malaysia (PA)

The legal dispute began five years ago

People gather in Trafalgar Square to remember the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France (PA)

The attack on Charlie Hebdo was iconoclastic in the traditional sense – an attack on makers of images

Children in  a nativity play in a Catholic school (AP)

The end of the Christmas play would be a great shame

Asia Bibi

Ashiq Masih writes open letter after appeal is rejected

A previous meeting of the  the Catholic-Muslim Forum at the Vatican (CNS)

The Catholic-Muslim Forum met at the Vatican this week

Palestinians attend Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Attachments to holy places shouldn’t be a cause of violence, says religious council