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The Scottish Catholic Bishops' Conference have criticised the proliferation of nuclear weapons (PA)

Nicola Sturgeon may be right about Trident but for the wrong reasons

The National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Place, London (PA)

The National Gallery is staging an exhibition displaying the works of Cornelius Johnson, court painter to Charles I

Oils are prepared for the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Clifton 
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

Bishop Juan Barros attends his first Mass at the Cathedral of St Matthew in Osorno with protestors gathered in the pews (CNS)

The Vatican has made a huge unforced error and it doesn’t seem to realise it

Bishop Michael Campbell (Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk)

It is abundantly clear that ACTA is a pressure group for doctrinal change

Cardinal Reinhard Marx says the German Church is 'not just a subsidiary of Rome' (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics

Pope Francis with a newly married couple (CNS)

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

Cardinal Keith O'Brien (PA)

The Church may be quite good at handing out punishments, but seems less good in letting some sinners know they are forgiven

The Grand Mufti prays at a mosque in Riyadh (Photo: PA)

Unless Western powers show they care about human rights they will be exposed as hypocrites

Pakistani Christians pray for victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches on Sunday (PA)

The latest bombings show the Pakistani state to be weak in the face of terror and that the Taliban is still very much in business