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The three first priests of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are ordained in Westminster Cathedral in January PA

On Ash Wednesday Anglican clergy officially ceased ministry and began preparing for reception and ordination into the Church. Here are the numbers

Fr Joseph Fessio, editor of Ignatius Press, poses with a copy of the book. In Britain it is published by the Catholic Truth Society (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Become a fan of the Catholic Herald on Facebook for a chance to win a copy of Benedict XVI’s brilliant new book

Pope Benedict XVI's clothing, including his white socks, is made by the Gammarelli family in Rome (Photo: AP)

Socks from papal tailor sold online

Gammarelli tailoring can be purchased on the internet for the first time – in the form of red socks

Fr Giuseppe Costa, director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing house, which published Pope Benedict XVI's new book "Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection"

Benedict XVI has condemned religious violence as the instrument of the anti-Christ in the sequel to his book Jesus of Nazareth

At his general audience Benedict XVI says that fasting and almsgiving ‘prepare our hearts to take flight and seek the things of heaven’

Blogger and home brewer J Wilson says he is drawn to the 'rich history' of beer

Man vows to fast on beer during Lent

An American blogger has promised to follow the tradition of Bavarian monks who drank only strong beer during Lent

A copy of the new English translation of the Roman Missal (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Priests will use ‘cheap but worthy’ interim Missals for three months after the new Order of Mass is introduced but before the full Missal is published

Pakistani Christians shower rose petals on the casket of Shahbaz Bhatti during a funeral in his native village Khushpur near Faisalabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Christians from all over Pakistan attend funeral in Kushpur, Faisalabad, while prime minister calls assassinated minister ‘a very rare leader’

Matt Baggott, chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and assistant chief constable Judith Gillespie (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Bishops announce opposition to plans to abolish 50-50 Catholic-Protestant recruitment policy for Northern Ireland’s police force

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

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