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Experts study ‘The Martyrdom of St Lawrence’

Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt takes up key post

The organiser of the papal visit enjoyed the sunshine at Cofton Park before visiting Cardinal Newman’s private chapel

Parents shocked by results of study

Message will mark World Day of Peace

V&A will display Sistine Chapel masterworks

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, and extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Jerry Tavares recalls the day he finally hugged the Pope; Fr Tim Finigan advises men on dressing modestly; and Jack Carrigan reviews two new books on Newman. Plus, Canon J John urges Catholics to take a stand against bad church coffee.

Too afraid to enter a church

Haiti’s faithful are struggling to recover from the quake, says Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Ed West meets the priest continuing the work of Archbishop Denis Hurley by helping the poor of South Africa

Pope Benedict expected to call a consistory