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Bishop Mason, left, with Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur/

Bishop Paul Mason has been a hospital chaplain and pastoral director at Allen Hall seminary

Bishop Mason, left, with Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur/

The Episcopal Ordination of Fr Paul Mason will take place at the end of May

A shopper on Oxford Street, London (PA)

Conservative rebels helped defeat the proposal, which would have allowed large shops to stay open for longer

The Shrine of St Augustine of Canterbury in Ramsgate (Wikipedia/Whn64)

The shrine in Ramsgate has been chosen as one of the select sites for a Holy Door

Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur/

Archbishop Peter Smith has released a statement warning of the dangers of changing the law


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Bishop Richard Moth (Mazur/

The new bishop will be installed on May 28, the 50th anniversary of the diocese

Archbishop Smith, left, and Cardinal Nichols (Photo: Mazur/

Archbishop Smith says recent statement ‘should not be misunderstood’

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Mazur/

Bishops say lesbian and gay Catholics fear the move would remove their legal rights

Bishop Alan Hopes said that the incineration of human remains was repugnant (Mazur)

The Bishop of East Anglia says we should not be shocked given the number of UK abortions