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Student shines on the violin

Music teacher Rachael Johnson and Noella Kisina

Pupils gains a Merit in her Grade 6 violin exam

Pope chooses abbot as Bishop of Aberdeen

Bishop-elect Hugh Gilbert has been abbot at Pluscarden for 19 years (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Benedict XVI appoints Fr Hugh Gilbert, Benedictine abbot of Pluscarden Abbey

Belgian abuse victims file lawsuit against Holy See

Belgian lawyers Walter Van Steenbrugge and Christine Mussche arrive at a press conference in Ghent yesterday (CNS photo/Eric Vidal, Reuters)

Belgian bishops have agreed to compensate victims even if the statute of limitations has run out

Bishop Arnold blesses new mosaic at Dollis Hill school

Bishop John Arnold with pupils of Our Lady of Grace Infant School, May 19 (Photo: Mazur/

Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster visits Our Lady of Grace Infant School

Fashions fixed for Madrid

Madrid pilgrims, wearing WYD 2011 T-shirts

British pilgrims showcase this year’s World Youth Day fashion range

Long-serving Herald MD Otto Herschan launches memoirs

Archbishop-elect George Stack of Cardiff is pictured with Otto Herschan at the launch of his memoir, Holy Smoke?, in Dublin. Mr Herschan served as managing director of The Catholic Herald from 1954 to 1998. The book offers an insider’s view of recent Church history

Otto Herschan, who served as managing director of the Herald from 1954 to 1998, launches his memoirs, Holy Smoke?, in Dublin

St Bonaventure’s parish aims to live simply

Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton with parishioners from St Bonaventure’s parish, in Bishopston, Bristol

Parish in Bishopston, Bristol, is working to achieve a Livesimply award

Canonists welcome cardinal

Members of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland at their conference

Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland meets for five-day annual conference

Chaplain under fire at Misrata

Navy chaplain Fr Charles Bruzon aboard HMS Liverpool

Catholic chaplain describes serving on board a ship under fire

Papal medal in Newbury

Fr Eamon Walsh presents Graham Spellman with the Benemerenti medal

Graham Spellman, a parishioner of St Francis de Sales parish in Wash Common, is awarded Benemerenti medal