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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

Catholic pupil kicks off festival

Ceallach Spellman stars as Harry Fisher in the award-winning BBC series Waterloo Road

A former pupil of St Bede’s Catholic prep school in Manchester helped to launch this year’s Manchester Irish Festival

English bishop expresses ‘deep sadness’ at murder of Shahbaz Bhatti

Bishop Declan Lang (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Clifton says Pakistani minister’s courage and faith is an example for all

Pope praises St Francis de Sales’s ‘universal call to holiness’

St Francis was a revolutionary in calling lay people towards sainthood

Archbishop visits archive

Archbishop Nichols visited the diocesan archives on the Abingdon Road where he was shown Blessed John Henry Newman’s passport, a rosary belonging to the Curé of Ars and the speech made by St John Southworth at his martyrdom, among other artefacts belonging to the archive. He is pictured here with the administrative archivist Claire Muller, Fr Nicholas Schofield, and the archive assistant Peter Kent

Archbishop Nichols is shown Cardinal Newman’s passport during a visit to the Westminster archive

Bishop celebrates Mass for married couples

Married couples celebrating significant anniversaries greets Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton in St Peter and St Paul Cathedral, Bristol, on February 19

Bishop Declan Lang celebrates Mass to mark end of National Marriage week

Singer is inspired by Pope

Cherrie Anderson with her bandmates in Ooberfuse

London-based Catholic makes first British submission to World Youth Day song competition

Charity sleepover raises money for the homeless

Pupils at the Good Shepherd School in Arnold, Nottingham wave for the camera during the school sleepover

The Good Shepherd School in Arnold, Nottingham, hosts 150 children for a sleepover to raise money for the homeless