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Cardinal O’Brien is pictured with the crew of the Margareta B   (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Cardinal O’Brien meets mainly Filipino crews on container ships resting at the port

Cardinal O’Brien with Poor Clare Sisters from Lynton, Bothwell and Humbie

Cardinal applauds Sisters

Cardinal O’Brien celebrates Mass for the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Poor Clares

Men light candles at a vigil to commemorate Pakistani minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti in Lahore (CNS photo/Mohsin Raza, Reuters)

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Cardinal Keith O'Brien of St Andrews and Edinburgh (Mazur/

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The Catholic cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand's second city (Photo: PA)

Pope urges prayers for victims of earthquake

Benedict XVI ‘asks God to relieve suffering’ in New Zealand after a massive earthquake kills at least 75 people, with 300 still missing

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain (Mazur/

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz is likely to retire before the end of the year after suffering a stroke in May

Cardinal Keith O'Brien (David Cheskin/PA Wire)

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien poses with a limited edition tartan, made especially for the Pope’s visit to Scotland. 
The tartan will be presented to all 129 MSPs. On the left is piper Louise Marshall Millington (CNS photo)

Cardinal unveils papal visit tartan

Limited edition tartan will be presented to all 129 MSPs

The sanctuary at Cofton Park in Birmingham, where the Pope will beatify Cardinal Newman on Sunday (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Benedict XVI greets the faithful during a visit to Carpineto Romano yesterday marking the 200th anniversary of Leo XIII's birth (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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