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The Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Blessed Thomas Belson was only 23 when he wrote of his imprisonment. Three years later, he was dead

Relics of St Thomas More and St John Fisher are venerated in Baltimore (CNS)

The saint with Aristotle on his finger

The next time someone claims that the 16th-century English Church was backward and superstitious, tell them about this ring

Paintings of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher (CNS composite photo/Public domain)

A nationwide tour of relics of St Thomas More and St John Fisher will begin on Sunday

Pope Francis and Shimon Peres meet at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP )

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

Pope Francis arrives for yesterday afternoon's session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 21

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Colm Wilkinson as Bishop Myriel in Les Misérables

The musical’s Bishop Myriel is the best example of a Pope Francis-style bishop. Cardinal Wolsey, or Cardinal Richelieu, on the other hand…

A painting of the 40 martyrs of England and Wales by Daphne Pollen

We must not forget the heroism of men like Roger Wrenno, who actually ran to the gallows

Pope Francis in silhouette during a private audience today (AP)

Pope Francis is sometimes unnerving. But he is after all the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. To some Catholics who claim to defend orthodox belief that means nothing

St John Fisher as painted by Hans Holbein

How long, indeed, before employment in the public sector requires a profession of liberal principles?