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Pope Benedict at the Wednesday weekly Audience   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rome issues historic decree creating ordinariate of England and Wales

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX, blesses flock after ordaining priests in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Fellay says he is ‘deeply indignant’ at Pope’s invitation to world religious leaders to join him at Assisi

Andrew Burnham at the launch of his latest book, Heaven and Earth in Little Space                                                            Photograph by James Bradley

‘What we asked for is what we got’

Former Anglican bishop Andrew Burnham talks about the car journey to Rome that inspired the world’s first ordinariate

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops conference, left, pictured during the bishops’ ad limina visit last year    Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

A mother church and unique prayer books will accompany the structure set up this week

Blessed John Paul II's notebooks are set to be published on February 5

Doctors and theologians find that the healing of a French nun from Parkinson’s is scientifically inexplicable

Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton will be ordained deacons on January 13 and become priests two days later

‘I must learn patience, because, please God... I have another 20 years of service as a bishop to look forward to’ (David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

‘I think what I must learn is patience’

Anna Arco meets a relieved archbishop at the end of a challenging year marked by the success of the papal visit

Étienne Comar, left, is pictured with actor Lambert Wilson, who plays Christian de Chergé, the prior of the monks of Tibhirine (Imagenet/AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

‘We tried to portray their humanity’

Anna Arco talks to the writer behind the haunting tale of seven Trappist monks murdered in Algeria

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, new nuncio to Britain, is pictured with French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray and Fr Aleksadr of the Novosibirsk Russian Orthodox Church (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Mennini is widely credited with improving relations with the Russian Orthodox

Three Anglican nuns at Walsingham have left their community after expressing interest in joining a personal ordinariate