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Sir James MacMillan: a vital custodian of Britain’s Catholic heritage (PA)

The holy warrior with a baton

Sir James MacMillan has this year attained sublime creative heights as well as taken on nationalist interests that want to marginalise Catholicism

Sir James will write the piece for the 2017 event

The celebration in 2017 will be attended by Pope Francis

Prince Charles greets the supremely gifted James MacMillan (Photo: PA)

His Fourth is perhaps the first great symphony since the death of Shostakovich

James MacMillan presenting a manuscript to Prince Charles (PA)

Leading classical music composer recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A priest plays the tambourine at Mass (Photo: CNS)

Composers all over the world are hungry to write sacred music

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (PA)

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

James MacMillan presenting a manuscript to Prince Charles (PA)

Composer says new St Luke Passion focuses on Christ’s ‘sanctity and mystery’

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for the general audience (AP)

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SSPX members disrupted the interfaith ceremony at Buenos Aires cathedral (AP)

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The Pope blesses those gathered at this morning's general audience (AP)

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