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Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

Fr Michael Perry will serve a six-year term as head of the Franciscans (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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The Vocation Network for Catholic Religious Life and Priesthood website

Vocation Network will make it easier for people to select an order

The BBC has been criticised for failing to prioritise religious coverage (PA)

The corporation has scrapped the role of Commissioning Editor for Religion

The Today programme should hang its head in shame this morning for simplifying a complex and crucial debate

The BBC programme was desperate to present this issue as a fight between reasonable progressive scientists and archaic church leaders

Anton Lesser as St Thomas More in Wolf Hall

Bishop Mark Davies says ‘one of the greatest Englishmen’ has been presented as ‘a scheming villain’

Thomas Cromwell depicted in Wolf Hall: his monastery closures cut off charitable lifelines

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall propagates the myth that Britain became great once it had ditched Catholicism

Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

Ambassador John Freeman (PA)

John Freeman’s courteous example is one which today’s broadcasters should follow

Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

We don’t mind if the Daleks are Scientologists, but please don’t let the Time Lord turn into a secular bore