Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes addition of a Lenten ‘penitential service’
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
Francis lets a lamb rest on his shoulders during visit to Rome church
Francis gives thanks for the graces of 2013 on New Year’s Eve in St Peter’s Basilica
The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church
The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts
The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.
Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?
A selection of images from Paul Koudounaris’s new book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration