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The saint who inspired a Harry Potter character

St Walburga (February 25) was educated by the nuns of Wimborne Abbey in Dorset

Pope Francis leads calls for an end to violence in Ukraine

A pro-European Union protester throws an object during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev, Ukraine 
(CNS) : Photo below (CNS) Riot police stand near a crucifix as smoke rises above Independence Square: (CNS) A woman cries as she and others appeal to Ukrainian police troops at the site of clashes with protesters in Kiev

Church leaders have called for an end to violence in Ukraine

We must put God back into marriage, says cardinal-designate

Archbishop Nichols will receive the red hat on Saturday (CNS)

Archbishop Nichols has said that the Church has much more work to do in order to prepare couples for marriage

Cardinal Kasper to give speech on family to College of Cardinals

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Meeting will focus on preparation for October’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops

Welfare safety net ‘torn apart’, says Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (PA)

Archbishop of Westminster calls rising poverty in affluent Britain ‘a disgrace’

Marriage must be built on the rock of love, Pope Francis tells couples

Couples hold ballons as they wait for Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican today (PA)

Pope Francis addressed 20,000 engaged couples today

Scotland passes same-sex marriage law, with opt-in for religious groups

John Mason said that the Bill needed more safeguards for religious freedom (PA)

Members of the Scottish Parliament supported the legislation by 105-18

Vatican spokesman: Francis won’t watch Philomena

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee at a gala screening of Philomena last year (PA)

Pope shouldn’t be used as part of a ‘marketing strategy,’ says Fr Lombardi

Queen to visit Pope Francis in April

The Queen with Benedict XVI in Edinburgh (PA)

Vatican trip to take place on April 3, Palace confirms

Scotland’s only Catholic adoption agency is saved

Archbishop Tartaglia (Photo: PA)

Scottish Charity Appeal Panel rules that St Margaret’s can keep its charitable status