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Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

Catholics urged to apply as soon as possible for papal visit places

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Lay people and priests will have to pay £10 or £25 in order to attend big outdoor events in England

Young people gather to discern vocations

Participants of Invocation 2010, an event to help young people discern vocations                          Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

The first ever national vocations discernment weekend takes place at Oscott College in Birmingham

Benedict XVI: Pope who resigned is a model for today’s world

Pope Benedict XVI passes before the remains of Pope Celestine V after a Mass in Sulmona, Italy                    (AP Photo)

Pontiff marks 800th birthday of 13th-century hermit Pope Celestine V
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Dozens of Catholic schools consider academy status

Eighty-four Catholic schools have expressed an interest in becoming academies this September

Cardinal supports right of school to show crucifix

Christian tradition should not be rejected in the drive towards a multicultural Europe, Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said

Corruption probe reaches Cardinal Sepe

Corruption probe reaches Cardinal Sepe

The cardinal Archbishop of Naples will cooperate with a corruption investigation, the Vatican has said

Time to stop the Christian exodus from the Middle East, says Vatican

Time to stop the Christian exodus from the Middle East, says Vatican

The plight of Christians in the Middle East is threatened by an “extremist current” of “political Islam” and is being ignored by the world, the Pope has said ahead of a new Vatican report