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A town named after St Omer, in the Pas-de-Calais, played a crucial role in educating English Catholics

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year: Wisdom 9:13-18; Phil 9-10 & 12-17; Lk 14:25-33

Anna Arco meets an American priest who has agreed, with some reluctance, to take a senior role in the Roman Curia

Shimon Peres meets the Pope

Israeli president meets Pope Benedict as Middle East peace talks start in Washington DC

Visit organiser points out that Benedict XVI was more popular in Australia than the Olympics

London audience backed the motion ‘The papal visit should not be a state visit’

It will be the first in-depth interview of the Pope since his election in 2005

Benedict XVI reflects on life of German Benedictine abbess

Bishop Logan is ‘deeply sorry’ that he is unable to take part in the visit