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Pope asks for prayers for trip to Britain

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Pontiff: ‘Cardinal Newman is an inspiration for ecumenism’

Pope seeks to stop execution in Kentucky

Gregory Wilson is likely to be executed on September 16

At Clare Priory, young people discover the Augustinian way

Volunteeers at the Augustinian Youth Encounter at Clare Priory, near the banks of the River Stour in Suffolk

Young people from six different continent attend week-long Augustinian Youth Encounter near London

Riders raise funds for AoS

Lord Prescott, below, attends the launch of ‘Sea-Wheeling’, in aid of Apostleship of the Sea. David Savage, above, centre, leads the Apostleship team

Cyclists hope to raise £100,000 for seafaring charity Apostleship of the Sea

Cafod sends off ‘gappers’

The young people who are devoting their gap years to charitable work

Five youngsters put off university to work for Cafod in Africa

Friends donate painting

Dr Michael Straiton presents a picture of Blessed Pope Pius IX to the Birmingham Oratory and its Provost, Fr Richard Duffield

Birmingham Oratory given portrait of Blessed Pope Pius IX

Lavish new book paints picture of life on Caldey Island

The village green at Caldey Island, with the monastery in the background, from a lavishly illustrated new book, Caldey Island, by Christopher Howells, photographed by Ross Grieve and published by Graffeg, priced £14.99

Caldey Island, by Christopher Howells, sheds light on Cistercian life just off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales

Singer revisits Hildegard

Linn Maxwell as St Hildegard of Bingen

One-woman show about St Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th-century abbess, tours Scotland

Father and son cycle in memory of mother

At the monastery of Santo de Toribio in northern Spain a priest gives cyclist Luke Vaz a plenary indulgence after Luke kissed a relic of the True Cross

Tom and Luke Vaz cycled for 12 days through challenging terrain to raise money for the South East Cancer Help Centre

Bishop Moth greets new recruits at Catterick centre

Bishop Richard Moth, Bishop of the Forces, inspects new recruits. He said prayers at the passing out parade of Combat Infantryman’s Course 09.16 at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, North Yorkshire

The Bishop of the Forces inspects new recruits in Yorkshire