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The Mass celebrated by Archbishop Nichols launched a week of celebrations marking the long-awaited opening of the prominent London church

St Patrick’s, Soho Square, re-opens after a £3.5m restoration

Archbishop Nichols with children from Barlborough Hall School, who were at the Mass

Children flock to Cathedral

More than 1,500 schoolchildren attend Catholic Children’s Society Mass at Westminster Cathedral

The High Mass of Requiem and Absolutions were celebrated in London on May 20

Requiem Mass for a pillar of LMS

Requiem Mass celebrated for Arthur Crumly, a former Senior MC of the Latin Mass Society

Cardinal O’Brien with Poor Clare Sisters from Lynton, Bothwell and Humbie

Cardinal applauds Sisters

Cardinal O’Brien celebrates Mass for the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Poor Clares

St Norbert (June 6) grew up cocooned in privilege and luxury

The Church of St Joseph the Worker in Banbury was consecrated on May 15

St Joseph’s consecrated belatedly

The church of St Joseph the Worker in Banbury, south Oxfordshire, built in 1968, was consecrated on May 15

Bishop Malcolm McMahon presents the Campbells with the award

Couple receive peace prize

Audrey and Frank Campbell received their award from Pax Christi’s national president, Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham

Music teacher Rachael Johnson and Noella Kisina

Student shines on the violin

Pupils gains a Merit in her Grade 6 violin exam

Bishop-elect Hugh Gilbert has been abbot at Pluscarden for 19 years (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Benedict XVI appoints Fr Hugh Gilbert, Benedictine abbot of Pluscarden Abbey

Belgian lawyers Walter Van Steenbrugge and Christine Mussche arrive at a press conference in Ghent yesterday (CNS photo/Eric Vidal, Reuters)

Belgian bishops have agreed to compensate victims even if the statute of limitations has run out