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The shrine church of Ss Peter and Paul and St Philomena in New Brighton, Wirral (Photo courtesy of Anthony Keegan)

Benedict XVI offers plenary indulgence for all who attend the re-opening of a church on the Wirral

Dr Williams and Pope Benedict XVI pictured during the papal visit to Britain (PA photo)

Archbishop thanks Dr Williams for the warm welcome he gave Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to Britain

Lord Guthrie: 'Rhetoric is a dangerous thing'

‘If there’s so much rhetoric there’s a danger of sliding into things,’ says former SAS head Lord Guthrie

A ComRes poll reveals that seven out of 10 people oppose gay marriage

Bishops urge Catholics to defend distinctive nature of marriage

The Vatican Secret Archives marks 400th anniversary with an exhibition

Archbishop of Glasgow expresses ‘deep concern’ at ruling and praises courage of midwives

Bishop John Sherrington with Tony Martin, who received the Benemerenti medal        Photo: Diocese of Westminster

Long-serving volunteer of the Catholic National Library receives papal medal

St Paul’s students attend a retreat at Savio House (Photo: Jane McAuliffe-Hall)

Salesians host retreat for busy pupils

Pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, enjoy a three-day residential retreat at Savio House

Christopher McOustra celebrates 50 years of being a Catholic (Photo: Peter Biddlecombe)

Convert hosts feast in parish

Sussex convert Christopher McOustra celebrates 50 years of being a Catholic