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Bishop Brignall said that some would be shocked by the decision (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Bishop of Wrexham, announcing the closure of 22 churches by 2020, says some changes will begin ‘within weeks’

Bishop Peter Brignall (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Bishop of Wrexham says it allows the sick and less mobile to experience God’s mercy

A portrait of King Henry V by an unknown artist. Below, St Winefride's well

The king honoured the Welsh martyr St Winefride after placing himself under her protection

Mgr Peter Brignall, cathedral dean and vicar general of the diocese, is to be ordained bishop in September

Members of the Community of the Beatitudes in Denver, the first house in the United States (CNS photo by James Baca, Denver Catholic Register)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/11/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church