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Mgr Patrick McKinney celebrated Vespers last night at St Barnabas’ Cathedral on the eve of his Episcopal Ordination as tenth Bishop of Nottingham (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Monsignor Patrick McKinney was ordained at St Barnabas Cathedral this morning

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Ruth Kelly, former Labour minister (PA)

The former Labour minister will be pro-vice chancellor for research and enterprise

Fr Salvatore Mellone, left, at his ordination

Fr Salvatore Mellone, who was ordained two years early, died on Monday

Pope Francis (CNS)
Frozen sperm stored at a clinic in New York (Photo: CNS)

‘Sperm banking’ will only encourage men and women to put off marriage for longer

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education

Cardinal Nichols pictured in front of Canary Wharf at the press conference yesterday (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Pope’s encyclical advises faithful that ‘less is more’, says cardinal

Jeb Bush greets voters after a town hall meeting at the Derry Opera House yesterday (PA)

Ahead of the publication of the encyclical on the environment, the presidential hopeful said Francis should stay out of politics

Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh, left, prompted a national debate on assisted suicide (PA)

Luvvies are heaping pressure on Parliament to change the law, with potentially disastrous consequences for the less wealthy, powerful and self-assured