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Bishop Edwin Regan blesses Scouts at St George’s Cathedral on February 13

Bishop’s farewell to Scouts

Bishop Edwin Regan hands over responsibilities as link bishop for the National Catholic Scout Fellowship at a farewell Mass

Back: Fr Thomas Stapleford and Fr Alexander Bevan. Front: Eloise Blondiau, 
head girl, Professor John Cottingham and Olivia Ranger

Aquinas dinner held in Ealing

St Benedict’s School in west London hosts dinner in honour of St Thomas Aquinas

From left: Sam Higginson, Tom Pugh, George Gardner, Beth Adams, Katie Smith and Elisha Ahmed

Sixth form students at Princethorpe College in Warwickshire raise £2,741 for Mary’s Meals

At Notre Dame High School, Norwich, Paul Bruning, president of Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association, presented cheques to a total of £1,200 from the Catenian Bursary Fund to a group of sixth formers to help them go to Lourdes. From left: Jack Harrison, Aine Kirwan, Eleonor Matthewson, Natalie Shorten, Nathan Williamson, Andrew Miller, Jackie Skwarka, Joanna Weal and Paul Bruning

Catenians pay £1,200 so sixth-form pupils can go on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Pupils from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Manchester enjoy traditional Chinese food such as steamed buns

Pupils at St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, celebrate Chinese New Year with a rabbit party

Paschal Uche making a pledge to Million Minutes

Million Minutes is launched

Catholic charity encourages people to stay silent in solidarity with young people who are ‘silenced’ by society

Canon Paul Cummins gives a print of Sidmouth to Frank Layland in thanks for service as Mrs Layland looks on

Parish priest celebrates parishioner’s 20 years of service

Sister Hazel Buckley, centre, is pictured with Sister Philomena Hynes and Sister Lorna Diesta, a new postulant

Franciscan missionaries welcome new postulant

Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood accept new postulant, Lorna Diesta, to their Clapham community

Gerard Norton

Pupil wins speaking award

Pupil at St Bede’s College wins Catenian speaking competition

Bishops from Latin America attend a papal Mass in Sao Paolo. Half of the world's Catholics live in the Americas (Photo: CNS)

Number of Catholics, priests, bishops and deacons all increased in 2009, but number of female religious declined