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Mark Greaves is news editor at The Catholic Herald

Pope Benedict XVI opens Year of Faith

Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's Square for the Mass opening the Year of Faith (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Pope inaugurated the Year of Faith this morning with 14 surviving Fathers of the Council
• Read full text of Benedict XVI’s homily
Video of the Pope’s homily
• Read full text of Patriarch Bartholomew’s address

Cardinal: disestablishment would benefit the Church of England

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor celebrates his 80th birthday today

Traditionalist group granted formal status within the Church after a four-year wait

The community pictured yesterday, the day of their canonical erection (Photo courtesy of Brother Martin Mary)

Community based on isle of Papa Stronsay in Scotland is at last recognised as an institute within the Church

Orphan raised by Mother Teresa Sisters in Baghdad is to compete in Paralympics

Ahmed Kelly will represent Australia at the Games

Ahmed Kelly, who was born with underdeveloped arms and legs, will compete in the 50m breaststroke

Court rules that Diocese of Portsmouth is liable for clerical abuse

The Royal Courts of Justice, where the Court of Appeal sits (Photo: PA)

Diocese says it is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court

Shrewsbury vicar general appointed as Bishop of Portsmouth

Bishop-elect Egan, right, with the Shrewsbury vocations director Fr Jonathan Mitchell (Photo: Philip Chidell)

Mgr Philip Egan, vicar general of Shrewsbury diocese, will replace Bishop Hollis, who is retiring

Archbishop Nichols praises Phyllis Bowman as ‘apostle of life’

Lord Alton, Jerry Canty, Ann Widdecombe and Lord Nicholas Windsor in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop gives homily at memorial Mass at Westminster Cathedral

Ordinariate returns £1m grant to charity after ruling

The donation was intended to keep the ordinariate afloat in its early days  (Photo: Mazur)

Charity Commission rules that donation by Anglo-Catholic charity was invalid

Council lifts ban on nine-year-old blogger raising money for Mary’s Meals

A screenshot of Martha's NeverSeconds blog

Martha Payne’s blog raised enough money for a new kitchen in Malawi, but it worried council officials