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Actor Mark Rylance inspects the First Folio with Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, the head of higher education at the  Globe, Francois Decoster, the mayor of Saint-Omer, and Dr Remy Cordonnier, the head of the ancient books collection at Saint-Omer public library (PA)

A recently discovered First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays will be exhibited next year at the Globe Theatre

Even the National Gallery is deserted for the last 10 minutes before closing (Photo: PA)

Savour the silence of the Big Smoke

Being lonely in London is a rare thrill. Even the most famous places you can sometimes have to yourself

Pope Francis listening to Kiko Arguello, founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, who spoke at the Vatican in February (CNS)

The Way’s founder, Kiko Arguello, has written a book that is dramatic, intense, and deeply personal

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Barry and Margaret Mizen

Father of murdered schoolboy on being named in the New Year’s Honours List and his quest to keep his son’s memory alive

Bishop Patrick Lynch (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Lynch says Home Office billboards are “inappropriate” and calls for compassion

Archbishop Emeritus Kevin McDonald, centre, poses with Cardinal Tauran and other religious leaders (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Tauran also visits Jain and Hindu temples

Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Madrid last year (Photo: CNS)

Fr Stephen Wang, dean at Allen Hall seminary, is calling for WYD to be held in London in 2016

Violence in Hackney, east London (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The BBC has done very well so far – even risking the wrath of humanists

The Independent, for a start, isn’t happy