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Mark Greaves is news editor at The Catholic Herald

Wave of bomb blasts target Christians in Baghdad

Security forces and locals gather at a scene of a bomb blast in Baghdad this morning (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

At least three people have been killed and two dozen injured in yet another terrorist attack on Iraq’s Christians

English archbishop expresses horror at Baghdad massacre

Mourners gather on the street as coffins arrive for a funeral Mass in Baghdad (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols says his thoughts and prayers are with all those Iraqis struggling against violence and extremism

Top official: ex-Anglicans may remain in parishes

Anglicans who take up the Pope’s offer of an Ordinariate may be able to continue worshipping in their Church of England buildings

Liturgists tried to block my Mass setting for the Pope, says MacMillan

James MacMillan's new Mass setting was controversial among some Church officials (Photo: PA)

Scottish composer reveals ‘almighty row’ over his setting for the papal Masses in Glasgow and Birmingham

Bishops ‘to discuss academies and free schools’ at plenary meeting

Education Secretary Michael Gove at the City of London Academy. The school is one of 200 academies already operating in England        Photo: PA

But head of CES warns that free schools and new academy schools will only be able to select half of their pupils on the basis of faith

Church faces £3.5 million shortfall from papal visit

The exact cost is not yet known but estimates suggest the Church in Britain is still several million short

Ushaw College may close next spring

Ushaw College

Trustees announce proposal to close 400-year-old seminary in June due to low student numbers and rising costs

Christianity is the most persecuted religion, say European bishops

Mourners gather around the coffin of Sandy Shabib Zahri, a Christian student murdered in a bomb attack near Mosul, Iraq (AP Photo)

COMECE urges EU foreign ministry to set up a ‘religion unit’ to promote cause of religious freedom more effectively

‘When we left, the stones came from behind’

The Transalpine Redemptorists pictured with Bishop Peter Moran of Aberdeen (Photo: Brother Martin)

Mark Greaves visits traditionalists in Orkney who are about to enter into full communion with Rome after decades of estrangement

Cameron tells Pope: ‘you have made Britain sit up and think’

David Cameron and Pope Benedict XVI at a farewell ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: PA)

In a powerful farewell speech, David Cameron says faith ‘has always been part of the fabric of our country’