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Friars ask for funds to help restore Durham church

St Cuthbert’s Church in Durham was entrusted to Dominicans last September    		    (Photo: Margaret Doyle)

St Cuthbert’s Church has been placed on English Heritage’s “at risk” list

Rare Litany of Loreto embroideries go on display at Hampton Court Palace

This embroidery is one of 12 being exhibited by the Royal School of Needlework until November

Artworks to be exhibited in For Worship and Glory show at Hampton Court Palace

Bishop criticises Government ‘illegal immigrants’ campaign

Bishop Patrick Lynch (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Lynch says Home Office billboards are “inappropriate” and calls for compassion

Relic of St Anthony of Padua to go on a two-week tour of Britain

Relics of St Anthony are venerated at a parish in Chicago earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

A reliquary containing some of the saint’s skin will tour Britain and Ireland in the autumn

Pope Francis publishes his first encyclical today

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Lumen Fidei appears just four months after the Pontiff’s election

BPAS to end abortions at Bedford Square clinic

Police intervene as a woman grabs a poster from a man taking part in an anti-abortion vigil outside the BPAS building in Bedford Square last year (Photo: PA)

London centre was the focus of major pro-life protests

Catholic agencies call on government to keep working to protect children from internet dangers

Maria Miller who resigned as Culture Secretary earlier today

Catholic Education Service and CSAN release statement after Culture Secretary’s meeting with internet giants

New figures show stark decline in Catholic baptisms, ordinations and marriages

Catholic ordinations have been in steady decline for decades (CNS)

New statistics show marked decline from 1960s

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor asks faithful to pray for cardinal electors

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal urges Catholics to ask for the intercession of the Virgin Mary from his titular church in Rome

The men who could be pope: Cardinal Odilo Scherer

Cardinal Scherer of São Paulo leads Brazil’s largest diocese (CNS)

The great hope of Latin America