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The cardinal spoke at a CSAN parliamentary reception this afternoon

The 'Global Network of Rainbow Catholics' will be launched before the synod begins this Sunday (AP)

Appeal comes in briefing paper sent to English bishops attending family synod

Mgr Nicholas Hudson and Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Photo: Mazur/

Mgr Hudson, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, to emulate Pope’s ‘radical simplicity’

The Oratory has been told to change its admission policy

Decision follows complaint by humanist organisation

Bishop Hopes at his installation on Tuesday (Mazur/

Bishop Alan Hopes was installed at St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich

Seven of the priests came from Allen Hall (Mazur/

Archbishop Nichols presides at ordination Mass in Westminster Cathedral

Bishop Alan Hopes Photo: CNS

Bishop Alan Hopes says Church leaders ‘ have to remain humble’

Paul Barber appointed as director of the CES

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

Archbishop Nichols issued a statement after it emerged that Marriage Care offered counselling to same-sex couples (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop says otherwise the charity could lose his patronage and no longer be called ‘Catholic’

The High Court has granted a judicial review of the plan following a legal challenge by campaigners (Photo: PA)

High Court grants judicial review of plan to open a Catholic primary and secondary in Richmond