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Sister Wendy Beckett’s book launch attended by Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor

Bishop George Stack has been appointed to lead the Welsh archdiocese

A daily guide to news and comment about Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain

He is an excellent choice as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. But Cardinal Pell would have been better

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

Westminster Cathedral marks the centenary of its consecration with a High Mass and an exhibition revealing its hidden treasures

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor tells Irish priests that he dwells on his ‘painful failure’ in abuse case

Pope Benedict XVI: Year for Priests helped the Church to grow in gratitude for the gift of the priesthood
• Comment: The past year has lifted the morale of the priesthood
• In pictures: Archbishop Nichols solemnly closes the Year of Priests