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Frank Cottrell Boyce delivers the lecture                           Mazur/

Author hails art of Newman

Frank Cottrell Boyce, who is working with Danny Boyle on the opening ceremony of the Olympics, praises John Henry Newman in lecture

Martin and Morag Toolan and children attend the torchlight procession in Glasgow

Torchlight walkers seek repeal

Prayer service and procession marks anniversary of Abortion Act in Glasgow

Magdalen College School boys gather to study the World Youth Day theme (Photo: Paul Shrimpton)

Pupils at Magdalen College School, Oxford, study Pope’s World Youth Day message at retreat centre

Piotr Stolarski, editor of Heartspeak, with Tom Balfe                     Photo: Benedict Parsons

Poets are inspired by late pope

An anthology of poetry dedicated to Blessed John Paul II, Heartspeak: a Contemplative Chorus, is launched on the late pope’s feast day

Fr William Fitzpatrick, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Mildred Nevile and Bishop David Konstant are pictured with the plaque          Photo: Julian Filochowski

House is named after archbishop

Cardinal blesses Denis Hurley House, the home of the Oblates’ Partners in Mission programme

Faithful gather to commemorate St Richard Gwyn                                                         	    Photo: Fr Chris Howard

Parishioners walk through picturesque countryside to mark feast day of saint at Wrexham’s cathedral

The Imperial State Crown, worn by the Queen during the state opening of Parliament (Photo: Mike Moore)

The 300-year-old Act of Settlement is to be reformed following the unanimous agreement of 16 Commonwealth nations

Widdecombe: 'Hedgehogs are better represented in Parliament than Christians' (PA photo)

Ann Widdecombe is to accuse Government of double standards over persecution of Christians and gay people abroad

Archbishop McDonald pictured with the shrine directors                           (Graham Howard 2011/

Shrine directors from Germany, Slovenia, Romania, England, Poland, France, Ireland, Portugal and other countries attended the conference in Norfolk

Ian Scott, the new Grand Prior, takes his oath (Photo: Julian Andrews)

Grand Prior of England is installed

Ian Scott of Ardross has been installed as 57th Grand Prior of England of the Order of Malta