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Archbishop Longley preaches at the Men’s Mass (Photo: Peter Jennings)

Archbishop says faith is not private

Archbishop Bernard Longley celebrates annual Easter Monday Men’s Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

Ronald Reagan and his wife meet John Paul II at the Vatican in 1982 (AP Photo)

The US leader, dismissed initially as a B-grade movie star, was a great pro-life president

Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange rings in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

This royal wedding was a much more serious occasion than the last one

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge exchange rings during their marriage ceremony (CNS photo/Dominic Lipinski, pool via Reuters)

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony

Prince William makes his vows to Miss Kate Middleton    Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Archbishop of Westminster says both wedding and beatification of John Paul II celebrate a love that comes from God

A royal enthusiast camps across the road from Westminster Abbey to ensure a good view of the wedding  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don’t seem to believe anything much any more

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The late Diana, Princess of Wales dropped the "obey" from her wedding vow  PA

While Catholics have only one form of wedding vow, Anglicans can pick from many. Which will the royal couple go for?

Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton  PA

As the Royal wedding approaches the Church of England and the Church have prepared special prayers, but what should Will and Catherine be called?

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, are pictured at a joint service yesterday (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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