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Archbishop Vincent Nichols shares a glass with Fr John O’Leary, left, and Mgr Martin Hayes

Fr O’Leary takes over from Mgr Martin Hayes

Archbishop Nichols hosts reception for new and departing private secretaries

Anthony Bull, 12, wears glasses designed to mimic the effects of drunkenness

Pupils study risks of alcohol

Year 8 pupils at St Ambrose College learn about agonies of alcohol abuse

Isabelle Cox, left, and Maria McGoff, from St Bede’s college in Manchester who will play rounders for England

Students at St Bede’s College in Manchester have been selected to play for the England rounders squad

Blind tenor treated Italians to an aria at an event put on by the charity Sermig

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Catholic Herald nominated for award

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Bishop Declan Lang, second from right, led the service in Bishop’s Cleeve

Bishops celebrate friendship

Catholic and Anglican bishops lead service in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire

Delegates at the Caritas Social Action Network conference in Liverpool (Photo: Mazur)

Social action discussed

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Kelly address a conference in Liverpool organised by Caritas Social Action Network

Beatrice Byrne Hill in French costume with frogs’ legs

Catholic pupils dress up

Pupils at Orwell Park school celebrate modern foreign language day by dressing up

A Mass celebrated at Buckfast in October under the auspices of the LMS

LMS announces new course

Latin Mass Society announces seventh residential conference for priests wishing to learn the Extraordinary Form

From left: Christopher Sarnowski, Brendan Wall, headteacher of St Simon Stock school, and David Ryan

Thirteen students at Catholic comprehensive in Maidstone gain Oxbridge places