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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

Breakaway group seeks unity with Rome

Bishop David Bell meets Pope Benedict

British leader of Society of Pope Leo XIII says he wishes to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church

Pope names the next Archbishop of Glasgow

Archbishop Elect Tartaglia 5[1]

Bishop of Paisley to replace Archbishop Mario Joseph Conti

Block of ice from passing aircraft smashes through cathedral roof during Mass

Brentwood Cathedral, dedicated in 1991 (Photo: Dr Simon Johnson)

‘Massive explosion’ alarmed worshippers at Mass on Sunday

Saint’s heart returns to France

Vigil at the Invocation discernment festival, Oscott College (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Heart of St John Vianney was venerated by thousands of faithful during its four-day visit to England

Bishop urges priests to drop the Hail Mary from Masses

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Kieran Conry is ‘endeavouring to follow the mind of the Universal Church’, says spokesman

Over 3,500 adults received into the Church in England and Wales

Members of the Croydon ordinariate group with Mgr John Broadhurst (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Figure includes about 250 former Anglicans joining the ordinariate

Ramsgate treasures saved for Church

Monstrance and chalice among items that will be returned to Pugin’s church in Ramsgate