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Bishop celebrates Mass for independent schools

Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood, pictured with Fr Frank Jackson, 
school chaplain and parish priest, and Fr Michael Butler, a governor at New Hall and parish priest of Old Harlow

Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood celebrates Mass at New Hall school in Essex

Pope calls for end to killing in Somalia

Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly general audience yesterday (Photo: CNS/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pontiff makes plea after rebels massacre 32 people in Mogadishu hotel

Pop idol to perform for Pope

Michelle McManus, who will perform before the start of the papal Mass in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park (Photo: Anthony Harvey/PA)

Michelle McManus, winner of the 2003 series of the television show Pop Idol, will sing for the Pope when he visits Scotland

Champagne flows at Ratcliffe school media awards

Charlotte Gregory, head of media studies at Ratcliffe, with some Oscar winners, left to right: Oliver Gent, Edward Stiven, Victoria Grundy, Andrew Harkness, Oscar Wilkie, Benjamin Addison, Liam Griffin, Steven Creasey

Evening was a glamorous affair, with Oscar-themed light display and red carpet

Ella triumphs in poetry

Ella Watts of Mount St Mary’s College, winner of the Simon Powell poetry prize

A talented pupil at Mount St Mary’s College wins prestigious poetry competition

Lives remembered: Bishop Alexander

Bishop Mervyn Alexander

Bishop Mervyn Alban Alexander, eighth Bishop of Clifton, was born on June 29 1925. He died on August 14 2010, aged 85

Statue of St John the Evangelist unveiled in Portsmouth

Statue of St John the Evangelist unveiled in Portsmouth

Philip Jackson’s sculpture is unveiled outside St John’s Cathedral

LMS revives old tradition

Dr Joseph Shaw, chairman of the Latin Mass Society, with a banner of Our Lady of Walsingham on the Paris to Chartres walking pilgrimage in May this year

The Latin Mass Society organises a walking pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham

Gillick twins show new work

Blue eggs and bread, a peaceful study by James Gillick

Catholic artists to exhibit work at Duddington Manor near Stamford, Lincolnshire

Scholars revisit Newman’s Idea of a University

Professor Bart McGettrick, Liverpool Hope’s Dean of Education

An academic conference on Newman at Liverpool Hope University has been arranged to coincide with the papal visit in September