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Archbishop Antonio Mennini was presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Queen

Artist Dora Holzhandler paints oil portrait of her friend and near-contemporary, Sister Wendy Beckett

Staff, pupils and parents at Ampleforth College join ‘rowathon’ with aim of raising £30,000 for British-based charity Hope and Homes for Children

New tea room at Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey tea room is once again open for visitors after a major refurbishment. Popular items include Fr Rainer’s cider apple cake and Fr Hugh’s vanilla and fudge cheesecake

Young Jake wins gold at karate

Karate enthusiast Jake Clegg wins gold and bronze medals in the Karate Council’s National Championships

Reward for faithful service

Two parishioners of the Holy Redeemer church in East Sussex have been presented with the Benemerenti medal and certificate from Pope Benedict XVI

A former pupil of St Bede’s Catholic prep school in Manchester helped to launch this year’s Manchester Irish Festival

Bishop of Clifton says Pakistani minister’s courage and faith is an example for all

St Francis was a revolutionary in calling lay people towards sainthood

Archbishop visits archive

Archbishop Nichols is shown Cardinal Newman’s passport during a visit to the Westminster archive