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The Hanukiah represent the Holy Maccabees' miracle of the oil burning for eight days [PA]

The relics of the Holy Maccabees were brought to Rome and deposited at St Peter in Chains

A Vatican flag (PA)

My friend Gerry’s Vatican flag had been lowered ever since Pius XII died

Lord McAlpine converted to Catholicism after a second triple heart bypass (PA)

Converting at the end of your life takes humility and courage

St Ambrose, at St Peter's Basilica

We should celebrate St Ambrose, whose understated management skills kept the early church together – and who was the first person to read in silence

The Doctor of the Church who was reluctant to be a bishop

St Ambrose was reluctantly made a bishop, but embraced Christianity to become one of the most prominent ecclesiastics of his time

GCSE pupils from St Ambrose College, Cheshire, celebrate record GCSE results with the school’s A*/A rating going up from 46.6 to 53.9 per cent

Headmaster Michael Thompson praises media for focusing its spotlight on academic achievement