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Jean Vanier toasts his Templeton Prize success (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

L’Arche founder recognised for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

Cardinal Nichols celebrated Mass at Farm Street Jesuit church in central London

Oscar Romero will be  beatified in May (AP)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaks at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero

Nick Gale read music at Oxford University

Nick Gale spent more than a decade working as Master of the Music at the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St George in Southwark

Benedictus will be the fourth Catholic university in England (CNS)

Benedictus, which aims to open in central London next year, is backed by philosophers Roger Scruton and Anthony O’Hear

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