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Ampleforth church: a skilful blend of Gothic and modern

Photos: Brother Lawrence Lew OP

Its creator, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, also designed the red phone boxes in London

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/07/10

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas with President Hugo Chávez, who recently called the cardinal 'a Neanderthal' (CNS photo/Francesco Spoto rno)

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The stunning papal visit exhibition that never was

The stunning papal visit exhibition that never was

The V&A is putting on a unique exhibition of Raphael tapestries to coincide with the Pope’s trip – but another spectacular show seems to have bit the dust

So the Pope says the old Mass privately? Well, probably not

Pope Benedict adores the Eucharist on the Feast of Corpus Christi (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican seems to have denied the story in 2007. Plus, there is footage of the Pope celebrating Mass, in the Ordinary Form, in his private chapel

The Beatles never entirely shook off the Catholicism of their youth

The Beatles grew up in Liverpool at a time when Catholic children learnt all the basic prayers by heart (CNS file photo/Capitol Records)

Their songs included powerful and touching hymns to Mary and to creation

I’m starting to think Melanie Phillips is right. Conspiracy theories are everywhere

A man protests outside the Bilderberg Group meeting in Sitges, Spain, last month (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

When I leafed through her latest book, The World Turned Upside Down, I thought she was exaggerating. Then two friends put me straight

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/07/10

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Leave Roman Polanski to the justice and mercy of God

Roman Polanski is free to stay in his chalet (above) in Gstaad, Switzerland, after Swiss authorities refused to extradite him to the United States (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre)

The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful

Cardinal Ouellet holds the future of the English Church in his hands

Cardinal Ouellet's views on abortion have made him unpopular among feminists in Canada (Photo: CNS)

He is an excellent choice as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. But Cardinal Pell would have been better

‘Bloody’ Mary is the most unfairly treated woman in British history

Visitors from the 1550s would be baffled by the way Henry VIII’s eldest child is portrayed today