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Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (AP)

Some commentators even take it as meaning that Pope Francis would have been in favour of the Soho Masses

Ben Summerskill receiving an OBE in 2009 (Johnny Green/PA)

In the first of our interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the Stonewall chief executive explains his views on same-sex marriage, the adoption agencies and Soho Masses

The Soho Masses community is moving to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street

They won’t be organising Masses for themselves: they say they’ll just take over what’s already provided in Farm Street

Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Church of England accepts them: but the CDF has made it clear that we do not. But things seem a little ambiguous here. How come?

Syrian refugee Maha al Masri holds her sister, Rana, who was born in Jordan (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/01/13

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Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The church where the Masses took place will be entrusted to Britain’s ordinariate

Vatican Pope Pallium

This isn’t about the morality of gay relationships: it’s about obedience—to the Magisterium, and to Conscience properly understood

Pope Benedict waves as he leaves this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 10/10/12

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop says he is reviewing ‘circumstances’ around the Masses after criticism

The scandal of the Soho Masses

The Westminster diocese is still encouraging grave sin by approving Masses for non-celibate gay people