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Poll: Most British people think helping others is key to happiness

The poll coincides with a report on human happiness issued by Cafod, Tearfund and the thinktank Theos

Pope ‘understands’ criticism of his handling of abuse crisis, says author

The claim, by Bavarian author Peter Seewald, is based on a series of interviews with the Pontiff earlier this year

Pope urges journalists to ‘help orient man to Christ’

Journalists listen to an address at the World Press Congress in Rome earlier this week (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Benedict XVI tells media gathered at a conference in Rome to seek the truth every day

Claims about MacKillop’s excommunication are false, says postulator

Blessed Mary MacKillop is pictured in an undated, colourised handout photo from the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Photo: CNS)

Claim that Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for speaking out against an abusive priest is an invention, says Fr Gardiner

Bishop of Shrewsbury installed at Mass in cathedral

Bishop Mark Davies is installed at the cathedral in Shrewsbury in what he described as a ‘poignant’ ceremony

In his first pastoral letter, Bishop Mark Davies calls faithful to a year of prayer to Mary

Hyde Park vigil was ‘beyond words’, says Archbishop

Pilgrims at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Nichols also talks of being ‘engulfed by joy’ as he travelled with the Pope in the popemobile

Irish archbishops travel to Rome to prepare for Visitation

Cardinal Seán Brady and four Irish bishops at a press conference in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Ireland’s four most senior prelates to meet Apostolic Visitors appointed to address the clerical abuse crisis

Pope to meet Sarkozy in Italy

Pope Benedict XVI and Nicolas Sarkozy outside the Élysée Palace in Paris in 2008 (Photo: PA)

Pope Benedict to meet the French president amid tension over French deportation of Roma people

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Despite a gloomy nation-wide picture, Westminster diocese has experienced an increase in vocations