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Pupils wait for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive near St Mary's University College in Twickenham (CNS photo/Kevin Coombs, Reuters)

Our schools must evangelise as well as educate: for some pupils they may be their only contact with the Church

Pupils at Farnborough Hill School in Hampshire celebrate. Ninety per cent of all results were at A* to B and 72 per cent at the top two grades of A* and A (Photo: Claire Duffin)

Schools across the country record their best ever results

Pupils wait to see the Pope at St Mary's, Twickenham, in September (Photo: PA)

Or should they be open to all baptised Catholics?

Michael Gove speaks to teaching staff at Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy in Bromley, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

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

Educating Catholics and Protestants in separate schools is a 'benign form of apartheid', according to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson (Photo: PA)

The Church is doing better in Ulster against the new secularism than the Protestant churches

Eighty-four Catholic schools have expressed an interest in becoming academies this September