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Thousands of Catholic process through Manchester city centre in the sweltering heat             (Photo: Anthony Keegan)

More than 1,500 Catholics take part in the annual Madonna del Rosario procession in Manchester

Cardinal Vaughan students with Fr John Edwards at Farm Street (Photo: Patrick Fleischer)

Ninety boys from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School attend retreats with Fr John Edwards

Patron Jeremy Paxman with staff and homeless residents at Anchor House

Paxman visits the homeless

Newsnight presenter visits Anchor House in east London and hears stories of homelessness from its residents

Anna and Iris in their ‘slum’   (Photo: Erica Penman)

Students sleep in the slums

About 70 young people from St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow, north-west London, build shacks as part of Fair World Week

The new church of the Sacred heart of Jesus and St Peter the Apostle in Waterlooville, Hampshire, has an eco-friendly rainwater-harvesting system and solar panels which earn money from surplus power    (Photo: Barry Hudd)

New church in Waterlooville features a rainwater-harvesting system and solar panels

A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)

Sudanese hold prayer vigils and build bonfires tonight to prepare for independence of South Sudan tomorrow

Benedict XVI arrived at Castel Gandolfo from Rome via helicopter. The Pope will be staying here for about three months, and plans to finish the third part of his book Jesus of Nazareth

Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart

Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart was born on September 6 1920. He died on June 14 2011 aged 70

Fr Michael Kane with Fr Dominic Towey                                    Photo: Frances Cassidy

Church is packed for ordination

About 950 parishioners, family and guests witness Michael Kane’s priestly ordination at St John the Baptist church in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire

Canon Daniel Cronin, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Stephen McPartland MP and his wife, Emma, at St Thomas More, Knebworth. The parish was the first in Britain, and possibly the world, to be named after St Thomas More

Archbishop visits first parish to be named after St Thomas More