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Or would aggressive interventions in politics be counter-productive?

Their support for Coalition reform is brave and bold. But can it do any good?

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

Memorial Mass for scholar

Archbishop Smith celebrates memorial Mass for well-known biblical scholar Hubert John Richards

Meeting with elderly residents of St Peter’s Residence in Vauxhall, London, the Pope emphasised the ‘unique gift’ of life, ‘from conception to natural death’

Archbishop Smith: protesters cannot guarantee there will be no disruption

The archbishop and protesters had a ‘frank discussion’ about child abuse, homosexuality and the state funding of the visit

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Archbishop to meet Pope protesters

Archbishop Peter Smith will meet Protest the Pope campaigners today to ask them to protest in a dignified, non-confrontational way

Pope Benedict XVI made the comment when he placed the pallium over the shoulders of Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham