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People do not know who they are unless they pray regularly, Pope Benedict XVI says at his general audience

Audacious boy runs up to Pope Benedict XVI during general audience

Sites dedicated to the occult and witchcraft are exposing young people to demonic influences, says Fr Gary Thomas

Archbishop says plans are ‘symbols of hope’ for country’s Christian presence

During the Angelus Benedict XVI, along with two children from Rome’s Catholic Action Organisation, has trouble releasing doves from the window of the papal apartment

Former rector of pontifical institute says political atmosphere in Egypt feels like the end of the Ottoman Empire

Melozzo da Forli greatly influenced Raphael and Michelangelo

Film tells story of a journalist investigating the link between his father and St Josemaria Escrivá

Print edition 28.01.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Peter Mullen, rector of St Michael’s in the City, explains that even though he loves the Pope, he won’t be joining the ordinariate; George Weigel writes about the parallel lives of John Paul II and Ronald Reagan; Huw Twiston Davies talks to Fr Samir Khalil Samir, the leading Catholic expert on Islam, about tensions between Egypt and the Holy See; and Jane Fae considers the Church’s response to people who think they were born with the wrong gender. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, wonders if a royal marriage is valid without the presence of a Dimbleby.

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz and his family met the Pope in Rome today