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Parents have expressed frustration at a lack of places at St Mary's Catholic primary in Horwich, Bolton (Photo: PA)

More than 500 people sign petition urging expansion of a Catholic school in Bolton

Bishop John Arnold encouraged refugees and asylum seekers to learn English (Photo: Mazur/

Bishop John Arnold met asylum seekers last week in Manchester

Bishop John Arnold (Diocese of Westminster)

New Bishop of Salford installed today

Bishop John Arnold has been installed as the new Bishop of Salford

Caroline Eavers, Stephen Anderson of the Christie Charitable Fund and Peter Eavers

Salford education official launches song in aid of the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester

A girl aged nine is confirmed in Central Islip, New York (Photo: CNS)

Should the Church revert to confirming children before they receive First Holy Communion? Or would that lead to a diminished understanding of the faith?

Salford diocese launches iPhone app

The Diocese of Salford has launched an iPhone app updated daily with Mass readings, a thought for the day and a saint of the day