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Richard Ingrams: 'I do see the need for a hierarchy... It reminds me of politics a lot'

Co-founder of Private Eye and editor of the Oldie talks to the Herald about bishops, funerals and praying for the dead

A yellow cross marks the altar inside the Olympic Stadium in Berlin (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Benedict XVI delivers televised message for Germany ahead of his visit tomorrow

Benedict XVI meets the bishops at Oscott College on September 19 2010 (Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Bishops urge the faithful to be ‘confidently Catholic’

Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales gather around Pope Benedict XVI on the last day of his state visit last September (Matt Cardy/PA Wire)

Bishops urge British Catholics to be confident, faithful and courageous

Benedict XVI greets David Cameron at the end of last year's papal visit to Britain (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Prime Minister marks first anniversary of papal visit to Britain

Bishop John Sherrington

England gains new bishop

Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington was ordained a bishop at Westminster Cathedral today

Cardinal Levada had a two-hour meeting with Bishop Fellay this morning (Photo: CNS)

Vatican gives SSPX doctrinal statement to sign

Document lists seven key principles that the society must agree to before full reconciliation with Rome

Fr Frank Pavone is appealing to the Vatican (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

US director of Priests for Life is suspended from any ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas

Pope Benedict XVI: a society plagued by moral relativism suffers 'frustration, despair, selfishness and a disregard for the life and liberty of others' (PA photo)

Policies must be rooted in objective values, says Benedict XVI in speech welcoming Britain’s new ambassador

Policies based on objective values are ‘especially important in the light of events in England this summer’, Pope says