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What if Francis had been pope in 2005?

The then-Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the 2005 conclave and is said to have been relieved he wasn’t elected on that occasion

The moment that shook the world: An eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation

A year ago Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years. Here is Archbishop Leo Cushley’s moving eyewitness account of that day

Print Edition: 07/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Archbishop Leo Cushley offers a moving eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation on the first anniversary of that momentous day. Architect Ptolemy Dean discusses his plans to give visitors to Westminster Abbey a striking new view of the shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Quentin de […]

Bishop is asked to open Cause of Focolare founder Chiara Lubich

Movement asks for Cause to be opened five years after Chiara Lubich’s death

Pope Francis to create first cardinals next February

The Pope will create his first cardinals on the feast of the Chair of St Peter

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/09/13

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

The Guardian’s praise of Pope Francis as the ‘un-Benedict’ reveals some odd thinking

Its editorial seems to regard vestments and traditional morality as the main obstacles to progress

Benedict XVI’s ‘mystical experience’ was nothing out of the ordinary. All Catholics can discover God’s will in prayer

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

Pope Francis is not contradicting Benedict XVI over order to Franciscan Friars, says Vatican

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate say they will “submit in obedience to the Holy Father”

WYD 2013: ‘Keep Christ at the centre of your lives,’ Pope tells pilgrims

Pope Francis challenges World Youth Day pilgrims to focus on Christ during his first address