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Medal for marriage veteran

Bishop McMahon gives the Benemerenti medal to Sidney McFarlane MBE

Marriage Care chairman is awarded papal medal

Pakistani Christian jailed for blasphemy found dead in prison cell

Protesters hold up a picture of Mumtaz Qadri, suspected murderer of Salmaan Taseer, at a rally against reforming the blasphemy laws (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Prison authorities claim Qamar David died of a heart attack but his family have disputed this, saying he was fit and healthy

Road is named after Bishop Crispian Hollis

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson showed the new sign to Bishop Hollis on Sunday

Portsmouth City Council re-names road ‘Bishop Crispian Way’ in honour of Bishop Hollis, who is nearing retirement after 22 years

Japanese Church officials struggle to react to earthquake

A tsunami hits the coastal area of Iwanuma in northeastern Japan (CNS photo/Reuters/Kyodo)

Bishops’ conference officials sleep overnight in offices amid aftershocks and ‘terrible’ tsunamis

Friars gather at Clare Priory

Augustinian friars from 11 countries are pictured outside Clare Priory church after morning Mass on Tuesday March 1, at the opening of last week’s conference of the Organisation of Augustinians in Europe (Photograph: Fr Bernard Rolls, OSA, Prior of Clare)

Augustinian friars from 11 countries met at Clare Priory in Suffolk last week

Nuncio takes horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace

The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, sets off on March 2 in a horse-drawn carriage to make the journey from Archbishop’s House, Westminster, to Buckingham Palace, where he presented his Letter of Credence to the Queen

Archbishop Antonio Mennini was presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Queen

Pupils and parents in ‘Rowathon’

Stationary rowers are pictured on Concept 2 machines

Staff, pupils and parents at Ampleforth College join ‘rowathon’ with aim of raising £30,000 for British-based charity Hope and Homes for Children

New tea room at Ampleforth

Tea room assistant Agnieszka Rzemieniak prepares afternoon tea for a visitor

Ampleforth Abbey tea room is once again open for visitors after a major refurbishment. Popular items include Fr Rainer’s cider apple cake and Fr Hugh’s vanilla and fudge cheesecake

Young Jake wins gold at karate

Jake Clegg, 11, won awards in national karate contests

Karate enthusiast Jake Clegg wins gold and bronze medals in the Karate Council’s National Championships

Reward for faithful service

Bishop Kieran Conry is shown with, centre, Patrick Lee and Barbara High. Fr Ian Byrnes is visible in the background on the left of the picture

Two parishioners of the Holy Redeemer church in East Sussex have been presented with the Benemerenti medal and certificate from Pope Benedict XVI