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Francis Campbell addresses staff and students of the School of the Annunciation (Michael Luke Davies of Buckfast Abbey Media Studios)

Francis Campbell, Britain’s former ambassador to the Holy See, said Catholic schools challenged ‘group-think’ in society

Bishop Philip Egan considers the future of Catholic education (Scott Anderson/NewsTribune via AP)

Bishop Egan says ‘everything should be done to create an authentic Christian ethos’

Theresa May announcing her education plans in a speech last week

The more Catholic schools we have, the more we will be tempted to dilute our Catholic identity

Prime Minister Theresa May announces a new wave of grammar schools (PA)

The Catholic case for grammar schools

Some think that selection contradicts the very idea of being Catholic. This is why they are wrong

Cardinal Vincent Nichols with the vice-chancellor of St Mary's, Francis Campbell, at the cardinal's installation as chancellor last year

Graduates at St Mary’s, Britain’s oldest Catholic university, were addressed by Cardinal Nichols last week

Stephen Bullivant, the director of the Benedict XVI Centre, speaks at its launch

The centre, at Britain’s largest Catholic university, seeks to ‘bring the riches of Catholic teaching into the national conversation’

England and Wales Green Party leader Natalie Bennett joins Patrick Harvie and other Scottish Greens on the campaign trail (PA)

Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said that Green party policy would bring an end to state-funded Catholic education in Scotland

Visiting nuns venerate the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux at Westminster Cathedral (PA)

She never had any children, but as a dormitory mistress she lavished her maternal gifts on us

Pope Francis speaks via video message as Hanan al-Hroub receives the award (PA)

The Pope said that playing games teaches us to socialise and find joy

Syrian refugee children sit on the ground in a makeshift school in a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Kab Elias, Lebanon (AP)

Lebanon will become the thirteenth country in which the Scottish charity delivers its food and education programmes