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Mgr Peter Brignall, cathedral dean and vicar general of the diocese, is to be ordained bishop in September

Bishop Roche (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Yorkshireman has also been raised to the level of archbishop

Mgr Robert Mercer with Mgr Keith Newton, left, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster

Ordinariate priests honoured by Pope

Former Anglican bishops given the title monsignor

Swiss Guards march after attending a swearing-in ceremony for 26 new recruits (CNS photo)

On three-day holiday the Guards did ‘guard work’ and manual labour in Italy’s earthquake-struck region

The Queen with Benedict XVI in Edinburgh (PA)

Benedict XVI congratulates Her Majesty on her Diamond Jubilee, saying she has offered an inspiring example of a Christian monarch

People demonstrate in support of the Sisters' conference outside Seattle Cathedral

Board of the LCWR says Vatican assessment caused ‘scandal and pain’

Bishop Hollis, 75, has had treatment for cancer (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Spokesman for Portsmouth diocese says there is a ‘growing disquiet’ over time it is taking to appoint a successor

Paramilitary police in Hohhot,  capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, (AP)

Authorities are accused of torturing a priest belonging to the underground Church

Iain Duncan Smith is the most senior Catholic in Government (PA photo)

Work and Pensions Secretary defends his reforms in an article in this week’s Catholic Herald

Archbishop Nichols at one of the Masses (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrates two Masses to mark the culmination of a charity’s Lenten appeal