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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

Pope meets Israeli president

(AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The two men expressed hope that the renewal of talks in Washington would lead to ‘lasting peace’

Hundreds enjoy the Passage garden party

A view of the garden party in the lovely College Garden

The Passage, the centre for homeless people in central London, held its summer party in the College Garden of Westminster Abbey

Priest abseils for charity

Fr Jim Mulligan with abseiling equipment

Fr Jim Mulligan says abseiling challenge is ‘not in the least brave’

Irish faithful venerate the heart of St Camillus

Pilgrims pray before the heart of St Camillus in Killucan, County Westmeath. Up to 3,000 people attended the event

Thousands pray in front of relic in Killucan, Co Westmeath