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Jimmy Cricket, left, in 2003 with the manager of Rochdale football club (Photo: PA)

Frankie Mulgrew, to be ordained a priest next year, will minister to athletes at the Olympics this summer

St Irenaeus (June 28)

Mgr Peter Brignall, cathedral dean and vicar general of the diocese, is to be ordained bishop in September

Foppe, aged 6, with his father, and Pope Paul VI

John Foppe tells Ed West that his faith has helped him to become a father, speaker and leader despite being born with no arms

Bishop Roche (Photo: Mazur/

The Yorkshireman has also been raised to the level of archbishop

Greg Burke pictured this week in Rome (CNS photo/Chris Warde-Jones)

Greg Burke will bring extensive experience of print and television journalism

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

Cardinal says ‘the strongest candidates grow in hostile environments’

Daily readings: June 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Birth of John the Baptist: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66 & 80

The official Year of Faith logo (CNS)

Pope will concelebrate Mass with surviving Vatican II Fathers at start of Year