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Anna Arco

Anna Arco

Anna Arco is chief feature writer for the Catholic Herald.

Ratcliffe hosts junior school prize day

Pictured above are the winning house captains: Harry Stokes, Rishi Ghelani, 
Charlotte Hull, Emily Hunt, Emily Marsh, Harry Redding

Leicestershire-based junior school celebrates prize day

Faithful are urged to line the streets to greet Pontiff

Photo: PA

Pope Benedict XVI will use the Popemobile during parts of his tour in Britain so that more people can greet him

Miracle deacon to have role at Newman Mass

Archbishop Vincent Nichols greets Deacon Jack Sullivan at Westminster Cathedral last year (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

US deacon cured of spinal disorder after praying to Cardinal Newman will be personal guest of archbishop

‘They hope to draw others closer to Him’

A Sister is called to her duties (Photo: Wayne Perry)

Anna Arco visits the thriving Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate in Cornwall who follow an arduous daily routine of work and prayer

Police monitor internet for threats against the Pope during his visit

Police confirm they are monitoring extremist websites after an Islamist group in Birmingham urged Muslims to confront the Pope

Vatican approves English feast days

The 12th-century casket of Thomas Becket is put on display at Canterbury Cathedral (Photo: PA)

The feast days commemorate St Gregory the Great, St Thomas Becket, the English Martyrs and St Augustine of Canterbury

Scottish faithful will not have to pay to attend papal Mass

Unlike their English counterparts, Scottish pilgrims will not be paying a fee for transport costs

Synod vote pushes Anglo-Catholics towards Ordinariate

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the General Synod (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Forward in Faith expects an exodus of ‘thousands’ after General Synod rejects concessions to traditionalists

English bishop criticises New Evangelisation council

Bishop Conry had a private meeting with the Pope in January (Photograph: Servizio Fotographico de l’OR)

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton says the Church should rethink the way it presents itself

Britain’s reputation is at stake during papal visit, says Lord Patten

Lord Patten is overseeing preparations for the state aspects of the Pope's visit (Mazur/

Papal visit ‘will put an end to any Catholic feeling like a second-class citizen’