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Trip to Benin confirmed by Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin called for the Christian community to be a model of solidarity in order to face the challenges presented by the bleak economic situation

The priest who served in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway has urged Americans who lost family members in the 1988 attack to call for a new investigation

Archbishop Vincent Nichols said Pope Benedict’s September visit brought a sense of the spiritual dimension back to Britain

A Pakistani Christian man sentenced to 25 years in jail for blasphemy was freed this week

Fr Joseph Fessio worked with the author Peter Seewald on the English translation of the book

The Vatican denounced the ordination of a bishop in China conducted as the result of Government pressure

Print edition 26.11.10

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Fr James Hanvey SJ begins his Advent reflections. On the 30th anniversary of Dorothy Day’s death, Fr Ashley Beck looks at the fiery activist’s life; John Hinton reviews a book about the Quaker chocolate empires and Fr Adrian Graffy unpacks the Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini. Robin Baird-Smith, meanwhile, ruminates on the value of silence.

In interview with Peter Seewald the Pope strongly affirms 1968 encyclical that ruled against use of contraception

The Christian Brothers hope to find a second miracle for the canonisation of Blessed Edmund Rice