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Nelson Mandela greets John Paul II  in Johannesburg in 1995 (AP)

Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid

Aids orphans supported by the Church in Rustenburg

The wonderful work being done by Small Christian Communities is helping sustain faith, life and energy in parishes across Africa

Road tolls have been proposed by the South African government (Photo: PA)

Statement reveals opposition to government plans

Students at St Mary’s meet young South Africans during their trip

Students serve poor in Zululand

Catholic students from West Yorkshire mentor youngsters in deprived region of South Africa

A southern Sudanese woman shows her inked finger and registration card after voting in Khartoum (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Napier says euphoria of Sudan referendum reminds him of the end of apartheid in South Africa

Louise Keegan and Anne Scanlon in their Niall Melon Irish Township T-shirts

Teachers raise £8,000

Catholic teachers in Cheshire raise money for families living in the townships of South Africa

The Pope will visit the Birmingham Oratory after he has beatified Cardinal Newman at Cofton Park (Mazur/CCN)

Brother Lewis Berry, who is being moved to South Africa, asks ‘fervently’ for attacks on his superiors to end

Fr Stephen, Tully, pictured outside Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban (Sandile Ndlovu)

Ed West meets the priest continuing the work of Archbishop Denis Hurley by helping the poor of South Africa

Fr Federico Lombardi, right, and Mgr Charles Scicluna present the new norms at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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