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Francis Campbell addresses staff and students of the School of the Annunciation (Michael Luke Davies of Buckfast Abbey Media Studios)

Francis Campbell, Britain’s former ambassador to the Holy See, said Catholic schools challenged ‘group-think’ in society

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (AP)

Speaking at a conference at St Mary’s University Twickenham, the cardinal said a change to the job application process would help create stable employment

Benedict XVI pictured in 2010

The new autobiographical work will be translated by St Mary’s University theologian Jacob Phillips

Professor John Charmley

John Charmley said the university aimed to educate ‘the whole person, body and spirit as well as intellect’

Vatican official Fr Friedrich Bechina speaks at the Benedict XVI Centre’s launch (Benedict XVI Centre)

Don’t let our faith be privatised

I know from experience that religion is seen as prejudiced or irrelevant. But Catholics have a vital role to play in politics – as a new centre will demonstrate

The university approved the creation of the Centre in 2015, the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to St Mary's (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The new centre at St Mary’s has the approval of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Ruth Kelly, former Labour minister (PA)

The former Labour minister will be pro-vice chancellor for research and enterprise

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese (PA)

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

Prof Eamon Duffy, an honorary fellow, said in a resignation letter that the university’s Catholic ethos had gone ‘badly amiss’

The Solemnity of All Saints: Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12