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Million Minutes is launched

Paschal Uche making a pledge to Million Minutes

Catholic charity encourages people to stay silent in solidarity with young people who are ‘silenced’ by society

Parishioners gather in gratitude for Frank Layland

Canon Paul Cummins gives a print of Sidmouth to Frank Layland in thanks for service as Mrs Layland looks on

Parish priest celebrates parishioner’s 20 years of service

Franciscan missionaries welcome new postulant

Sister Hazel Buckley, centre, is pictured with Sister Philomena Hynes and Sister Lorna Diesta, a new postulant

Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood accept new postulant, Lorna Diesta, to their Clapham community

Pupil wins speaking award

Gerard Norton

Pupil at St Bede’s College wins Catenian speaking competition

Number of Catholics in the world grows by 15m in a year

Bishops from Latin America attend a papal Mass in Sao Paolo. Half of the world's Catholics live in the Americas (Photo: CNS)

Number of Catholics, priests, bishops and deacons all increased in 2009, but number of female religious declined

Indian bishops protest against ‘whitewash’ of attacks on Christians

Catholics protest against the Karnataka state government in Bangalore in 2008 (Photo: CNS/Anto Akkara)

Archbishop of Bangalore says Christian victims have been turned into the perpetrators, while attackers have been absolved

Benedict XVI meets President Medvedev

Pope receives Russian president at the Vatican and exchanges gifts

Benedict XVI meets Russian president

Pope receives President Dmitry Medvedev at the Vatican

Pope dedicates general audience to St John of the Cross

Pope says St John of the Cross is a model of faithful perseverance on the road to spiritual maturity

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor visits India on Pope’s behalf

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor arrives in Ranchi to streets lined with welcomers. In the photograph he is with Cardinal Toppo of Ranchi (right) and the Apostolic Nuncio to India, Archbishop Salvatore Pinnacchio (Mazur/CCN)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor arrives in Ranchi, east India, to streets lined with welcomers