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Walking sticks are offered for sale to pilgrims near Vega la Valcarce, northern Spain (AP)

The pair spent five days in the open and drank from ditches and animal troughs when their food and water ran out

Benedict XVI pictured in 2010

The new autobiographical work will be translated by St Mary’s University theologian Jacob Phillips

The church of St Anselm and St Cecilia (Stephen Osborne)

Central London church vandalised

Furniture was thrown around St Anselm and St Cecilia church last week

Protestors stand outside the Supreme Court in London after judges ruled against the Scottish government's Named Person scheme (PA)

The Scottish government’s scheme ins to appoint a Named Person responsible for the welfare of each child

The fragment of papyrus is the size of a business card

Fragment of papyrus unveiled four years ago appeared to suggest that Jesus was married

A well-wisher kisses the ring of Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin following his episcopal ordination at St Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai  (CNS photo/courtesy of UCAnews)

Bishop Thaddeus, under house arrest for four years, says he was wrong to criticise the Catholic Patriotic Association

Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken of the Syro-Malabar Eastern church

Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken donates one of his kidneys to save the life of a poor Hindu man

Guillotine souvenirs (AP)

Blessed Solomon was executed after the state suppressed the Catholic Church

England and Wales Green Party leader Natalie Bennett joins Patrick Harvie and other Scottish Greens on the campaign trail (PA)

Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said that Green party policy would bring an end to state-funded Catholic education in Scotland

Eucharistic congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

At the bishops’ conference’s spring meeting the bishops agreed to hold the congress in 2018