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The 12th-century casket of Thomas Becket is put on display at Canterbury Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Vatican approves English feast days

The feast days commemorate St Gregory the Great, St Thomas Becket, the English Martyrs and St Augustine of Canterbury

Lord Patten pictured with (left to right) Sharon Lee, strategic director, Environment and Culture, Councillor Alan Rudge, cabinet member for equalities and human resources, and John Blakemore, acting chief highway engineer, outside Birmingham Council House (Photo: Peter Jennings)

The organiser of the papal visit enjoyed the sunshine at Cofton Park before visiting Cardinal Newman’s private chapel

A portrait of Queen Mary by Sir Antonis Mor

Catholic historian criticises banned advert that shows Mary Tudor turning into a zombie

Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl speaks at a press conference at the US bishops' headquarters (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Archbishop Wuerl of Washington: upgrading of punishment is not a sign of disrespect towards women

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor for clerical sex abuse, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy

Unlike their English counterparts, Scottish pilgrims will not be paying a fee for transport costs

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Lay people and priests will have to pay £10 or £25 in order to attend big outdoor events in England

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the General Synod (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Forward in Faith expects an exodus of ‘thousands’ after General Synod rejects concessions to traditionalists

Mgr Guido Marini, the papal MC, and members of the Vatican Party are pictured at Cofton Park, Birmingham, with Mgr Andrew Summersgill, Canon Patrick Browne, and representatives of WRG, on July 7 (Photo: Peter Jennings)

The papal master of ceremonies and two other Vatican officials tour Birmingham, Glasgow and London to prepare for Pope’s trip

More than 400 people packed a La Salle Brothers chapel in Lima in support of British Brother Paul McAuley (CNS photo/Barbara Fraser)

Brother Paul McAuley, from Portsmouth, given temporary stay while officials consider his appeal