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American author Marilynne Robinson after she won the Orange Prize for Fiction (PA)

Mark Greaves explores a novel that is a consummate study of the theology of loneliness

Cardinal Parolin celebrates Mass. Below, he embraces Cardinal Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Vatican number two was marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Holy See

Survivors and their supporters sit next to photographs of the Bhopal gas disaster during a protest in New Delhi on the anniversary of the tragedy  (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

‘The bodies lay on top of one another’

Mark Greaves talks to the Irish Sister who tended to the victims of the Bhopal disaster 30 years ago – at great cost to her own well-being

James MacMillan presents a manuscript to Prince Charles (Photo: PA)

Composer says new St Luke Passion focuses on Christ’s ‘sanctity and mystery’

A shop burns in Ferguson, Missouri (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Carlson was speaking after grand jury ruling sparked riots

Bishop Seitz greets faithful in Mexico.  Below, relatives are reunited (Photos: CNS)

The Mass was celebrated by bishops on both sides of the border fence

Fr William Nolan

Fr William Nolan, vicar general of Motherwell, says he is ‘over-awed’ by appointment

Cardinal Nichols in Gaza (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal says innocent citizens are caught in a ‘vice of conflicting ideologies’

Cardinal Sarah (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Sarah, from Guinea, is described as ‘traditional’ in terms of liturgy

Bill Murray (PA)

Bill Murray is not the only celeb in love with the Old Mass