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Students and teachers gather in central London to protest against university funding cuts (Steve Parsons/PA)

Bishops concerned by ‘utilitarian approach’ to university funding

Pope Benedict XVI greets David Cameron at the end of his visit to Britain (Photo: PA)

Bishops’ message echoes Cameron’s call for a big society

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Extra funding will also be made available on a diocese by diocese basis, it was announced today

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops' conference (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Anglican clergy and laity who want to join the Ordinariate will be received into the Catholic Church during Holy Week

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