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Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai, the Vatican's highest-ranking Chinese official (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop urges Beijing to release nine arrested Catholic bishops and priests

Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed 'the hot cross bun nuns'

File on Mother Riccarda is sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians

Baroness Scotland (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Ex-Attorney General steps down after less than a year in role

Luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia hit a rocky outcrop off the Italian island of Giglio (Photo: PA)

Chaplain Fr Mallena, 70, prayed in the chapel and then rushed to save the Holy Eucharist and crew members’ valuables

Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Madrid last year (Photo: CNS)

Fr Stephen Wang, dean at Allen Hall seminary, is calling for WYD to be held in London in 2016

Mgr Keith Newton (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Mgr Keith Newton says that new groups will join at Easter

A member of Rome's Biopark zoo shows Pope Benedict XVI a rare young Cuban crocodile (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI says the Eucharist transforms our lives ‘despite our weakness and infidelity’

Bishop Campbell, right (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

Bishop of Lancaster says every church in the diocese will be open for Confession on Wednesday evenings

Benedict XVI has paid tribute to murdered Pakistani politician Shahbaz Bhatti (Photo: PA)

In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Benedict XVI names 22 new cardinals

Pope gives red hat to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York