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Widdecombe: 'Hedgehogs are better represented in Parliament than Christians' (PA photo)

Ann Widdecombe is to accuse Government of double standards over persecution of Christians and gay people abroad

Archbishop McDonald pictured with the shrine directors                           (Graham Howard 2011/

Shrine directors from Germany, Slovenia, Romania, England, Poland, France, Ireland, Portugal and other countries attended the conference in Norfolk

Ian Scott, the new Grand Prior, takes his oath (Photo: Julian Andrews)

Grand Prior of England is installed

Ian Scott of Ardross has been installed as 57th Grand Prior of England of the Order of Malta

Archbishop Longley celebrates Mass at the restored church           (Photo: Con McHugh)

Church is re-opened with Mass

Mother church of Coventry opens after a 15-month refurbishment

Mgr Keith Newton, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Gerald Soane and Fr Robin Sanders

Archbishop Nichols celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral for the St Barnabas Society

Luke Burgess-Moloney dresses up as Harry Potter, headmaster Rob Simmons as a Dickensian toff and Yakira Correia de Sousa Barradas as Little Red Riding Hood

School celebrates great books

St Benedict’s Junior School in Ealing, west London, celebrates Book Week

Anna-Maria receives her award in the House of Commons              (Photo: Gabe Trodd)

Vaughan pupils win awards

Two pupils at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School collect awards for academic achievement at the House of Commons

The skeleton of one of the Anglo-Saxons discovered during work in the parish of the Immaculate Conception (Photo courtesy of the Church of the Immaculate Conception)

Discovery prompts Requiem Mass

Bishop William Kenney celebrates Mass for Anglo-Saxons whose remains were discovering during the building of a John Paul II Centre

St Benet’s School for Peace in the village of Chamalale near Lubumbashi

Faithful help school in Congo

Parishioners at St Benet’s in Beccles, Suffolk, fund school in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A protester is carried off the site (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Anglican and Catholic bishops say ‘confrontation and violence are not the answer’ as riot police move in on Traveller site