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The Catholic cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand's second city (Photo: PA)

Pope urges prayers for victims of earthquake

Benedict XVI ‘asks God to relieve suffering’ in New Zealand after a massive earthquake kills at least 75 people, with 300 still missing

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark: 'No authority has the power to modify the fundamental nature of marriage' (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Smith says Church will oppose Government ‘in the strongest terms’ if it tries to make gay marriage legal

Bishop Edward Slattery celebrates a solemn high Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Washington (Photo: CNS)

Petition appeals to Benedict XVI not to approve a document that reportedly restricts celebrations of the traditional Mass

Michael Gove: 'Catholic schools must be allowed sufficient autonomy to integrate the Catholic faith into every aspect of school life' (Photo: PA)

Education Secretary says academy status offers Catholic schools the chance to ‘extend hard-won freedoms’

Benedict XVI waves as he leaves Oscott College in Birmingham (Photo: PA)

Bishop of Arundel and Brighton says Catholics are still talking about the papal visit and ‘the outpouring of grace that was witnessed’

The inauguration of the Church of England General Synod last month (Photo: PA wire)

Bishop Stack tells Church of England Synod that Anglicans aren’t alone in needing to reflect further on Mary

Bishop McMahon, left, at the ordination Mass of Fr Keith Newton, Fr Andrew Burnham and Fr John Broadhurst (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop McMahon of Brentwood puts plans on hold in anticipation of seven new priests entering the ordinariate

The Popemobile drives through a gathering of young people in St Peter's Square last October (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI calls for ‘passionate’ study of new youth catechism

The app, which costs 59p, offers the new text alongside the current translation of the Mass

St Cuthbert's chapel at Ushaw College (Results Communications)

Ushaw College to close in June

Bishops and college staff to discuss what to do with buildings, land and historic library