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The remains of St Ninian’s priory in Whithorn

St Ninian (September 16)

Daily readings: September 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman looks on as Pope Benedict XVI speaks during a welcoming ceremony at Beirut's airport (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI praises dialogue between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon, but says the country’s equilibrium is ‘extremely delicate’

Archdiocese of Liverpool is first in England and Wales to commission lay ministers to celebrate funeral ceremonies

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 50:5-9; Ps 116; Jm 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35

Nick Clegg wrote to Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Photo: PA)

The Deputy Prime Minister distances himself from remark in letter to Anglican and Catholic leaders

September 14 2012

Print edition 14.09.12

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The US Consulate in Benghazi is engulfed in flames (Photo: CNS)

Vatican spokesman deplores violence as well as disrespect for religious beliefs

St John Chrysostom only became a priest at the age of 40

St John Chrysostom (September 13)

Diocese of Clifton says lecture by Professor Tina Beattie was cancelled because of a letter to the Times