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Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Mgr Keith Newton, Cardinal William Levada and Bishop Alan Hopes meet the Pope at the Vatican last Friday                                      (Photo courtesy of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

Mgr Keith Newton met Pope Benedict XVI last week in a private audience at the Vatican

Archbishop Vincent Nichols with the first clergy of the world's first Personal Ordinariate (Photo: James Bradley)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols preaches at ordination Mass: Full text of his homily

Keith Newton makes his promise of obedience  Photograph: James Bradley

Bishop Alan Hopes ordained three former Anglican bishops to the diaconate yesterday during a historic Mass

Ceremony at Westminster Cathedral paves way for ordinariate

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/10

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The mood around the Ordinariate has changed

Today’s press conference about the Ordinariate shows a big shift in mood since last November

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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

Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

Family and friends of those who died in Baghdad’s church attack gather for memorial Mass in west London

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the end of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East on Sunday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church