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James MacMillan says he hopes the new setting is 'appropriate to the text and the way the drama of the Mass unfolds'

Choirs prepare for papal Masses

The new Mass setting by James MacMillan is complete and available to listen to online

Singers will perform before Mass in Glasgow on September 16

This teddy bear T-shirt was sold during the Pope's trip to America in 2008 alongside the fluffy white "Benny Bear" (Photo: CNS)

Where, oh where is the gaudiness (and enthusiasm) we expect from Catholic tat?

A nun weeps at the spot where the body of US Mill Hill Father John Kaiser was found in 2000 (CNS photo from Reuters)

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Protesters at Westminster Cathedral in March (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

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Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, the Vatican spokesman (Photo: PA)

Ticket charges were not imposed by the Vatican, says Fr Lombardi

Professor Bart McGettrick, Liverpool Hope’s Dean of Education

An academic conference on Newman at Liverpool Hope University has been arranged to coincide with the papal visit in September

Harriet Harman MP, Acting Leader of the Opposition  Photo: PA

Harriet Harman to meet the Pope

During his visit to Britain, Pope Benedict will meet the former Equality Minister

Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful during today's general audience at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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