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The illustrations are by watercolourist Ann Kissane Engelhart

‘Be Saints’ recalls the Holy Father’s meeting with young people at the Big Assembly in Twickenham

Benedict XVI pictured with Barack and Michelle Obama (Photo: CNS)

A reading age of 16 is required to understand the Pope’s addresses, according to a linguistic test

University College London, founded in 1826 (Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Student union restricts talks on abortion

Union at University College London compels pro-life groups to invite pro-abortion speakers to their discussions

The House of Lords voted to exclude child benefit from the Government's proposed benefits cap (PA)

Blocking Government reforms was “vital to protect children facing poverty”

Archbishop Smith is chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Mazur)

Archbishop Peter Smith raised concerns with Theresa May in a 40-minute meeting yesterday

Social networks can point people towards authentic questioning, silence and prayer (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI, in an apparent reference to Twitter, says profound thoughts can be communicated even in concise phrases

About 7,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way attended a papal audience on Friday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI explains that the celebrations “are not strictly liturgical, but are part of an itinerary of growth in the faith”

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (AP)

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan says that decision draws “an unprecedented line in the sand”

Catholic education chief steps down

Catholic Education Service confirms resignation of Oona Stannard, director for 12 years

Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue says that Christians must not ‘airbrush’ historical divisions