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The body of Pope Shenouda III is seated on the throne of Mar Morqos, or St Mark, as mourners gather to pay their final respects (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Pope Shenouda passed away on Saturday after 40 years of leading Egypt’s Christians

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the SSPX, ordains a priest in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: CNS)

Holy See has asked the SSPX to resubmit its response to preamble issued in September

Dr Williams and Pope Benedict XVI pictured during the papal visit to Britain (PA photo)

Archbishop thanks Dr Williams for the warm welcome he gave Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to Britain

Photo: Mazur/

The cards are to be distributed over a month throughout the 24 dioceses in England and Wales

Danny Sullivan (Photo: Mazur/

New safeguarding chairman appointed

Danny Sullivan replaces Baroness Scotland, who resigned last December

Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Mgr Leonardo Sapienza walking up the stairs of the Church of St Gregory with Dr Rowan Williams (CNS photo)

Pope has invited the Archbishop of Canterbury to speak at the world Synod of Bishops on evangelisation in October

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (CNS photo)

Diocese sees rise in Confessions

The number of people attending Confession in the Diocese of Lancaster has increased following a Lenten initiative

Pope Benedict XVI rings the bell before his general audience (CNS photo)

Pope blesses and rings a small brass bell that has been on tour across Ireland for nearly a year

Benedict XVI says the Church has in the past failed to communicate its teaching on marriage

Refugees at a temporary shelter at a school in the Wadi Khaled area of northern Lebanon (CNS photo)

More than 1,000 Christians and Muslims arrived in Lebanon ‘cold and with nothing’