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Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

Francis will not allow us to ignore the countless wounded people both within the Church and outside it

Print Edition: 7/4/14

A guide to the print edition of this week’s Catholic Herald, which is out on Friday

Print Edition: 28/2/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, there is full coverage of last weekend’s consistory of cardinals in Rome. Ann Widdecombe discusses the importance of penance. Jenny McCartney on Julian Assange, the flawed revolutionary. Bishop Kieran Conry argues that Catholics need a fresh approach to Confession. Mary Frances McKenna says Benedict XVI’s teaching about women in the Church displayed his radical side. And Quentin Falk reviews, The Book Thief, the big screen adaptation of Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel. To receive six issues for just £6 click here.

Print Edition: 14/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Melanie McDonagh poses the question, would you eat a chocolate pope? Laura Keynes on Shakespeare and assisted suicide. Dennis Sewell says the UN’s advice for the Church is useless. Will Gore interviews Dr Irving Finkel, the British Museum curator who has made an amazing discovery about the origins of the biblical flood story. Madeleine Teahan wonders why the Church only prepares some couples for marriage with only one day’s instruction. And Miguel Cullen reviews on Dulwich Picture Gallery’s David Hockney exhibition. To receive six issues for just £6 click here.

Print Edition 31.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Tim Stanley wonders whether American satirist Stephen Colbert is the new Augustine. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi argues that babies can solve the economic crisis. Fr Frankie Mulgrew describes how comedy drew him to the priesthood. Megan Hodder interviews US talk show host Teresa Tomeo about her new book that urges Catholics to stop worrying about careers and diets and to focus on God instead. Jonathan Luxmoore says Orthodox and Catholic leaders in Ukraine can help solve the country’s current crisis. And Robert Tanitch reviews The Globe’s new production of The Duchess of Malfi.

Print Edition 24.1.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Simon Caldwell explains why a free press is vital for Catholicism. Quentin de la Bedoyere explores the dark soul of 007. Madeleine Teahan interviews Sister Mary, the missionary who bankers seek out for lessons in leadership. James Harrington on how his eight-year-old upset internet atheists. Jonathan Wright argues that Cardinal Richelieu was no evil genius, despite what the new BBC adaptation would have us believe. And Will Gore reviews Inside Llewyn Davis and says the Oscars were wrong to snub the Coen brothers.

Print Edition 17.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald we’re running an exclusive interview with Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster. Melanie McDonagh argues that Pope Francis is, in fact, a liberal. Fr Timothy Buckley suggests the Church should change its approach to the divorced and remarried. Fr Adrián Taranzano asks if a secretive pact by bishops at Vatican II inspired Francis’s modest lifestyle. And Christopher Howse warns Catholics travelling abroad to watch out for kneelers that bite back. To read all these articles and many, many others, take up our best ever subscription deal: six for just £6.

Print Edition 10.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone explains why she’ll be leaping for joy in 2014; Madeleine Teahan interviews Barry Mizen, the father of murdered schoolboy Jimmy Mizen; Fr Gerald O’Collins describes his amazing years in the Eternal City; Cathy Cocoran says helping the needy is still a central part of Christian life; James LeFanu on a year of anniversaries; and Quentin Falk reviews the Bafta nominated film, 12 Years A Slave. To keep up with the latest news, reviews and features, order six issues of the Herald for £6