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Francis boards his flight for Jordan earlier today (PA)

A new church in Magdala pays tribute to the ‘eternal dignity of women’

A worker at the Israeli president's residence prepares for the papal visit (PA)

His role as peacemaker is underestimated, but crucial

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne of Birmingham (Mazur)

Fr Robert Byrne is the first Oratorian bishop to be installed for 140 years

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Print Edition: 9 May 2014

This week we report on Archbishop Mennini’s call for strong resistance to the introduction of assisted suicide in the UK and we remember Fr Mark Elvins, the well-known Catholic author, who passed away on May 1. We also bring you an exclusive piece, where we ask Bishop Philip Egan, Fr Tim Finnigan, Dr Joseph Shaw, […]

Pope Francis will address the heads of the UN’s agencies amid claims that UN committees are unfairly targeting the Catholic Church   (PA)

Pope expected to urge UN to focus on its founding mission after ‘surreal’ questioning of Church record on torture

Deacon Nick's blog will end on Sunday

Deacon ‘sad and disappointed’ at Lancaster decision

Nuns walk with students outside Corpus Christi Catholic College after teacher Anne Maguire was fatally stabbed in Leeds, England, April 28. A 15-year-old male student has been arrested in the stabbing, West Yorkshire police said. (CNS photo/Darren Staples, Reuters)

Cardinal Nichols expresses ‘utter shock and sadness at the tragic killing of Anne Maguire’

Mgr Newton, leader of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Mgr Newton says initiative marks effort to communicate ‘with more vigour’

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Print Edition 18/4/2014

This week we tell you all you need to know about the new Bishop of Brentwood and include extensive coverage of the Vatican conference on human trafficking, organised by the bishops of England and Wales. Francis Phillips interviews the former rock journalist who says the Church helped her to heal the wounds of sexual abuse. […]

Mgr Stock has said that Pope Francis does not want answers to the questionaire published (Mazur)

Mgr Marcus Stock has defended the decision not to publish respondents’ answers