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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

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

Professor John Charmley

John Charmley said the university aimed to educate ‘the whole person, body and spirit as well as intellect’

Ruth Kelly, former Labour minister (PA)

The former Labour minister will be pro-vice chancellor for research and enterprise

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese (PA)

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

A Christian woman who fled with her children from the violence in Mosul, Iraq (CNS)

Faithful in Iraq told to ‘convert, pay or die’ by Islamic State militants

Pro-life demonstrators walk through central Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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Francis Campbell, Britain's first Catholic ambassador to the Holy See

We urgently need a more substantial replacement

Francis Campbell says visit will improve cooperation between British government and Holy See