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Mr Barber, currently director of education at Westminster, will take up the post at Easter

Church defends accusations of ‘political indoctrination’

Catholic Education Service confirms resignation of Oona Stannard, director for 12 years

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops’ conference, has taken over as interim director

Report by MPs points to damaging effect that EBacc will have on religious education

The Catholic Education Service says it will make sure Catholic schools can become academies if they and their bishops want to

Catholic Education Service urges Government to consider voluntary-aided academies part-funded by Catholics

Bishops express concerns after their autumn plenary meeting

But head of CES warns that free schools and new academy schools will only be able to select half of their pupils on the basis of faith

The Pope’s speech at St Mary’s Twickenham will be followed by students in Catholic schools via the internet