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Archbishop Smith, chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop

Bishop Fisher: 'Age must not be a criterion of health care distribution' (Photo: PA)

In a lecture Bishop Anthony Fisher says cost-cutting may lead to a compromise on basic moral principles

Bishop Audo pictured in 2008 (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

Bishop Audo told MPs and peers in London that Syria’s Christians could ‘go the way of [Christians in] Iraq’

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (Photo: CNS)

Over the next decade the archdiocese will merge 660 parishes into 150, each one served by three to five priests

Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI urges faithful to become more familiar with the Nicene Creed

Archbishop Bernard Longley, Bishop Michael Campbell and Bishop Kieran Conry at the English College in Rome (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Full text of Archbishop Bernard Longley’s address to the synod in Rome

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury recalls 50th anniversary of opening of Vatican II

Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's Square for the Mass opening the Year of Faith (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Benedict XVI opens Year of Faith

Pope inaugurated the Year of Faith this morning with 14 surviving Fathers of the Council
• Read full text of Benedict XVI’s homily
Video of the Pope’s homily
• Read full text of Patriarch Bartholomew’s address

Homily given at Mass marking 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Benedict XVI at the weekly general audience yesterday (Photo: CNS)

On eve of 50th anniversary Benedict XVI reflects on weak and strong points of Council documents