I don’t like travelling, admits Francis

Pope Francis has told La Stampa newspaper that he “never liked travelling much” but feels he must go on trips as Pope to “encourage the seeds of hope”. “I’m mostly a creature of habit,” he said. “For me, a holiday is having more time to pray and to read.”

Catholic hospital sued by transgender man

A transgender man is suing St Joseph’s hospital in New Jersey over its refusal to carry out surgery related to his sex change.

Herald competition winners announced

Readers who have won a copy of Benedict XVI’s Last Testament are Margaret O’Brien, John D Rogers, Vinitha Mary Joby, Fr Simon Matthews SSC, and Andy Doyle.

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