Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Pope Paul VI offers a blessing to the faithful in Rome before flying to Istanbul in 1967 (Photo: CNS)

Despite severe challenges, the Church did not enter a steep decline the end of the pontiff’s reign

Mariam Ibrahim of Sudan carries one of her children as she arrives with Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice minister for foreign affairs, holding her other child. Also picture is Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, right, his wife Agnese, left (CNS)

Clearly the Italians have been at work behind the scenes to save Meriam Ibrahim

Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family