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Egyptian Muslims and Christians in Cairo protest against the bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

The Catholic Herald predicts the big stories of 2011

Three former Anglican bishops were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The speed of the operation is possible because of the Pope’s personal knowledge of those involved

Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton will be ordained deacons on January 13 and become priests two days later

Ceremony at Westminster Cathedral paves way for ordinariate

Three Anglican nuns at Walsingham have left their community after expressing interest in joining a personal ordinariate

Parishes in America that have requested to join an ordinariate, according to Google Maps

Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

Archbishop Vincent Nichols praises Dr Rowan Williams for the way he handled the resignations of five Anglo-Catholic bishops

Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury during a Mass in Westminster Cathedral Wigglesworth/PA Wire

On littleness and the liturgy

A meditation on Anglicanorum Coetibus and related matters

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the faithful during his weekly general audience (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/11/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The late Cardinal Hume withdrew his support for parish-based conversions in the early 1990s because of the opposition of some bishops (Photo: PA)

In the words of Cardinal Ratzinger then, ‘what are the English bishops afraid of?’