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Eco-friendly Hampshire church harvests rainwater

The new church of the Sacred heart of Jesus and St Peter the Apostle in Waterlooville, Hampshire, has an eco-friendly rainwater-harvesting system and solar panels which earn money from surplus power    (Photo: Barry Hudd)

New church in Waterlooville features a rainwater-harvesting system and solar panels

Sudan prepares for birth of nation

A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)

Sudanese hold prayer vigils and build bonfires tonight to prepare for independence of South Sudan tomorrow

Pope arrives at Castel Gandolfo to begin his summer holidays

Benedict XVI arrived at Castel Gandolfo from Rome via helicopter. The Pope will be staying here for about three months, and plans to finish the third part of his book Jesus of Nazareth

Lives remembered: Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart

Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart

Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart was born on September 6 1920. He died on June 14 2011 aged 70

Church is packed for ordination

Fr Michael Kane with Fr Dominic Towey                                    Photo: Frances Cassidy

About 950 parishioners, family and guests witness Michael Kane’s priestly ordination at St John the Baptist church in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire

Archbishop Vincent Nichols visits parish in Hertfordshire

Canon Daniel Cronin, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Stephen McPartland MP and his wife, Emma, at St Thomas More, Knebworth. The parish was the first in Britain, and possibly the world, to be named after St Thomas More

Archbishop visits first parish to be named after St Thomas More

Poles hold Corpus Christi procession

Fr Pondel leads the Corpus Christi procession at Holy Trinity church in Wolverhampton. The procession visited four temporary altars built by parish groups in the church grounds                                                      Photo: Józef Łopuszyński

Fr Pondel leads the Corpus Christi procession at Holy Trinity church in Wolverhampton

Play by Blessed John Paul II performed in the West End

Gary Cargill and Liz Garland as Andrew and Teresa in The Jeweller’s Shop. The adaptation of an original drama by Karol Wojtyła was performed at the Leicester Square Theatre in London by Ten Ten Theatre last Wednesday

An adaptation, The Jeweller’s Shop, was performed by Ten Ten Theatre last Wednesday

Vocations festival draws 700 faithful

Bishop Mark Davies celebrates Mass at St Mary’s College, Oscott , during Invocation 2011                                                              (Photo: Józef Łopuszyński)

Invocation conference was held at St Mary’s College, Oscott, Birmingham, and was attended by the Apostolic Nuncio to Britain

Cardinal visits seafarers at Grangemouth port

Cardinal O’Brien is pictured with the crew of the Margareta B   (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Cardinal O’Brien meets mainly Filipino crews on container ships resting at the port