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A southern Sudanese woman shows her inked finger and registration card after voting in Khartoum (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Napier says euphoria of Sudan referendum reminds him of the end of apartheid in South Africa

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops conference, left, pictured during the bishops’ ad limina visit last year    Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

A mother church and unique prayer books will accompany the structure set up this week

Archbishop says Catholics in England and Wales are ‘privileged’ to be part of such a unique moment in Church history

Pope Benedict XVI pictured during an audience with ambassadors today (AP Photo/Alessia Pierdomenico, Pool)

In state of the world address Pope Benedict says threats to religious freedom abound, even in the west

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops’ conference, confirms ordinariate will be formally created this week

An interior view of the destroyed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Haitian archbishop says little has improved a year after the earthquake

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Vida Nueva)

Archbishop of New York alarmed that 41 per cent of pregnancies in city end in abortion

AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano

Pope visits children’s hospital

Pope Benedict XVI brings toys, books and sweets for children at Rome’s Gemelli hospital

Event will mark 25th anniversary of historic meeting led by John Paul II

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop of Birmingham joins heavyweight team of prelates including Cardinal Pell, Cardinal Ouellet and Cardinal Levada