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Pope John Paul II, creator of the World Youth Days, has been named patron for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid

The Holy See issues a communique to mark the establishment of the world’s first personal ordinariate

The head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announces the establishment of the world’s first personal ordinariate

The first Ordinary for the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Britain speaks for the first time

Archbishop Vincent Nichols preaches at ordination Mass: Full text of his homily

Rome issues historic decree creating ordinariate of England and Wales

The Archbishop of Westminster preached at the ordination of three former Anglican bishops who have become the members of the world’s first ordinariate

Print edition 14.01.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we report on the campaign to stop the closure of Ushaw College; Huw Twiston Davies talks to Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt, about the country’s embattled Christians; and Peter Newsham reports on how Copts are flourishing in a former karaoke pub in London. Magnus Macfarlane-Brown, chief executive of Mary’s Meals, writes about tackling the enormity of suffering in Haiti; and Will Heaven says The King’s Speech makes him want to wave his Union Jack like a maniac.

Benedict XVI has announced the beatification of Pope John Paul II, to take place on May 1

US author George Weigel says the late pope faced a full-scale war launched by Communism against the Catholic Church