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European theologians call for end to priestly celibacy

Germany's bishops said they would discuss the proposals at a meeting in March (Photo: CNS)

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

Daily readings: February 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Jubilee for Bishop Budd

Bishop Christopher Budd celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for 25 years as a bishop

Bishop Christopher Budd celebrates his Silver Jubilee as bishop of the Diocese of Plymouth

Bishop Stack and Fr Newby mark 80 years of rambling

St Francis of Assisi Ramblers Club celebrated its 80th anniversary recently with Mass at St Mary Moorfields church, City of London. From left: Gillian McLauchlan, Antoinette Adkins, Robert Slater, Maureen Cahalane, Fr Peter Newby, Bishop George Stack, celebrant, Carol Anley, Morris Hickman, Francis O’Sullivan and John Burbage

St Francis of Assisi Ramblers Club celebrates its 80th anniversary

Bob the Builder designer enthralls youngsters

Curtis Jobling signs copies of his latest book for pupils at St Mary’s Hall, the Lancashire prep school

Children at St Mary’s Hall, the prep school for Stonyhurst in Lancashire, were enthralled by the visit of the Bob the Builder illustrator

Stonyhurst pupil gains silver in science contest

Recipients of Oxbridge offers, from left to right: Joe Weld-Blundell, Lukasz Zielinski and Patrick Hoffman

Student at Stonyhurst College gains a silver medal in the British Physics Olympiad

Animal lovers win prizes

Isabel Hill, winner of a £200 runner-up award

The prize winners have been announced for this year’s Catholic Concern for Animals awards

Sixth-form pupils enjoy lessons in mountaineering

Stonyhurst pupils pictured with Squash Falconer, left, on the day they learned about mountaineering expeditions

Mountaineer Squash Falconer asks sixth-formers at Stonyhurst College to help plan her next Everest expedition

Deputy head awarded papal honour

Fr Prior Hugh Allan gives Mr Kelly the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award

Deputy head teacher Des Kelly is awarded the Cross of Honour

The Passage marks 30 years with exhibition

Sir Stuart Rose is pictured with Mick Clark, chief executive of the Passage centre

The exhibition featured portraits of 30 key people who had been involved with the Passage over the years, taken by 30 photographers