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Cardinal Schönborn addresses an audience in Atchison, Kansas                 (CNS)

The cardinal who holds his Church together

A Chilean journalist presents a flag signed by the 33 men trapped in the San Jose mine last year. The Pope was greeting participants in the Catholic Press Congress, including Anna, who is pictured at the back

Covering the Church under the guidance of Pope Benedict XVI has been a privilege

As people look across the Atlantic to see what’s going on with the US and Canadian ordinariates, Fr Christopher Phillips tells it straight

Pope Benedict with the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland (Photo: Press Association)

It’s a big news day for Catholic geeks with the publication of the Instruction Universae ecclesiae and in Britain the results of the Bishops’ plenary meeting

Diaconate ordinations for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

Ordinariate talks stall in Canada

As the ordinariate for England, Wales and Scotland makes progress, the TAC’s leader warns it could be the first and ony such structure for former Anglicans in the world

The Vatican's blogmeet (Photo: Intermirifica)

The Vatican hosted its first blogging conference with 150 bloggers from around the world

John Paul II, We love you!

John Paul II, We love you!

St Peter’s Square was crammed this morning as pilgrims started arriving for tomorrow’s beatification of Pope John Paul II

Photo: Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Fr Andrew Burnham preaches at reception of the Oxford Ordinariate group as the personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham continues to grow

Mgr Keith Newton annoints a candidate's head with chrism (Photo: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

The ordinariate is really happening

Last night saw the first receptions of groups into the ordinariate

Vatican Blogmeet: Update

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications will announce participants in the Vatican blogmeet on Saturday