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The Pope celebrates Mass in the Apostolic Nunciature during his recent visit to Britain. The altar, tabernacle stand and lectern were specially made by NEJ Stevenson

The Pope seen in seclusion

Apostolic Nuncio to Britain commissions Midlands-based bespoke furniture maker to produce six items for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit

The sung High Mass in the private chapel of Oxburgh Hall

Youngsters enjoy walk with LMS

The Latin Mass Society organise pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham

The Duke of Gloucester unveils the plaque at Weld House, a new sixth-form boarding facility at Stonyhurst College

Duke of Gloucester opens new wing at school

The Duke of Gloucester opens a new sixth-form boarding facility at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire

Some of the Stonyhurst party are pictured at Lourdes with other pilgrims

Stonyhurst pupils help sick at Lourdes

Ninety pilgrims went on this year’s Stonyhurst Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Student Sara Munroe, centre, with Sister Camilla Burns, left, and Sister Mary Hilda

Awards for new students

More than 50 new students at Liverpool Hope University have been awarded foundation scholarships

Joanne Lovesey, Sarah Pawlett and Charlotte Naylor-Davis are pictured in Kensington Square, West London, the headquarters of Heythrop College

Heythrop backs stars of future

Three students from Heythrop College in London are awarded prestigious studentships by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Miner Osman Araya hugs his wife after being hoisted to the surface in Copiapo, Chile (CNS photo/Hugo Infante-Government of Chile via Reuters)

Round-the-clock vigils and Masses for the miners are held around the country as the men are pulled out of the mine one by one

New seminarians at Allen Hall, from left: Guy Nevard, Christian de Lisle, Cyril Chiaha, Tom Montgomery, Bill Bowder and Adam Dora with Archbishop Nichols

Allen Hall: boost in numbers

Eleven men have started studying for the Catholic priesthood at Allen Hall in west London

Elizabeth Hamilton, aged four, from Christ the Prince of Peace parish in Weybridge, Surrey, drew these pictures for the Pope’s visit. Elizabeth and her brother Anselm, two, attended the Hyde Park vigil with parents Annalisa and Peter

Weybridge family create cards for Pope

Children from Surrey who attended the Hyde Park vigil last month make cards for the Pope

Fr Denis McSweeney, pictured with cap, of Sacred Heart in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, blessed a group of motorcyclists at Madeira Drive, Brighton, on the occasion of the Brighton Run. Fr McSweeney rides a Triumph Rocket III with a 2.3 litre engine. On his left is Fr Scot Anderson, vicar of St Mary’s Anglican church in Lewisham, south London

Parish priest blesses a group of motorcyclists in Brighton on the occasion of the Brighton Run