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From left: Fr Marcus Stock, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Read the full text of the bishops’ statement on Anglicanorum coetibus

Pope Benedict XVI greets crowds outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Bishops of England and Wales say the papal visit gave them confidence and strengthened their identity as Catholics

Vatican spokesman says that such an ordination would damage relations between the Holy See and China

Orthodox Metropolitan John Zizioulas and Dr Rowan Williams at the Vatican yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Dr Rowan Williams tells Vatican Radio he hopes the new structure will deepen appreciation of the Anglican patrimony

Pakistani Christians protest against the killing of two Christian brothers accused of blasphemy earlier this year (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Pope Benedict XVI expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to 37-year-old woman convicted on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan

Queen Elizabeth II receives the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz, who presented his Letter of Credence

Archbishop Sainz Muñoz, nuncio to Great Britain, says the Pope’s visit showed the vitality of the British Church

Pope Benedict XVI cites as evidence the adoration of 80,000 people at the Hyde Park vigil in September

New seminarians at Allen Hall, Chelsea, with Archbishop Vincent Nichols

This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York at the US bishops' meeting in Baltimore today (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop of New York says he does not know why bishops departed from tradition to elect him rather than the current vice president

Prince William and Kate Middleton at a wedding earlier this year (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols says he is delighted at news that Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton are to marry next year