English and Scottish bishops have welcomed “positive aspects” of a treaty between Britain and Francis to speed up the processing of migrants at Calais.

The Sandhurst Treaty aims to cut the processing time from six months to one month and to 25 days for children.

But Westminster Auxiliary Bishop Paul McAleenan and Bishop William Nolan of Galloway said proposed security tightening “must not result in further violence and brutality”.

LGBT group returns to favour in Westminster archdiocese

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has written to priests describing Quest, an LGBT group that was removed from the Catholic Directory 20 years ago, as a legitimate organisation that supports gay Catholics.

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