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A sneak preview of this week’s issue

A sneak preview of this week’s magazine

A sneak preview of our latest issue

A sneak preview of our latest issue

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 la Bédoyère asks why young Japanese men are opting for virtual relationships with female cartoon characters. Kristina Cooper explains why Pope Francis is embracing the Charismatic movement and David Twiston Davies raises an eyebrow at the Sun newspaper’s prayer campaign to end Britain’s heavy rains. To receive six issues for just £6 click here.