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Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed 'the hot cross bun nuns'

File on Mother Riccarda is sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians

The High Court in London (Photo: PA)

Ruling defines the relationship of a priest to his bishop as that of employee to an employer

Tyburn Nuns at a monastery at Largs on the west coast of Scotland

The Tyburn Tree bears abundant fruit

A new film shows the amazing growth of a contemplative order whose convent stands near the notorious execution spot, says Simon Caldwell

Archbishop Smith says judges are guilty of 'woolly thinking' (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Smith says courts are wrongfully penalising Christians by incorrectly interpreting human rights laws

David Cameron has been told not to tolerate churches that turn away gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry (PA photo)

Conservative MP for Portslade and Hove has ‘over-stepped the mark’, says Bishop Kieran Conry

Photo: PA

Chemists say new guidelines take away their right to refuse to handle such drugs

The pocket-size Gospel of St John was found inside the coffin of St Cuthbert in 1104 (CNS photo/courtesy of British Library)

The St Cuthbert Gospel is believed to be the oldest intact book produced in Europe

Archbishop Nichols with a couple celebrating an anniversary at a thanksgiving Mass for marriage (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Marriage is not just a private arrangement, says Archbishop of Westminster in an address to 500 married couples

People light candles to mark World Aids Day in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNS Photo/Navesh Chitrakar)

Western governments are refusing to accept that condoms are ineffective in curbing the disease, according to Catholic Truth Society report

Pius XII pictured at the Vatican in 1956 (CNS photo)

US and British diplomats feared that the Pope’s criticism of German and Russian war crimes could threaten a fragile alliance