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The conference is being held at St Patrick's, Soho Square

Couple from Holy Trinity Brompton among speakers at conference at St Patrick’s, Soho

Bishop Philip Egan

It is no longer enough, Bishop Egan says, to spread the faith by teaching it

Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

As Benedict XVI begins his own private journey of prayer, we too should give time for Eucharistic Adoration

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

A banner at a papal Mass in Benin (Photo: CNS)

On the other hand, an obituary of my chaplain in the 1960s recalls the encyclical’s very divided reception

A tent for Adoration in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur)

The Spirit in the City initiative last weekend put the focus on the big stuff: worship, repentance and rejoicing. I hope it touched lonely souls

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics and is strongly identified with the Nazi regime (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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The Mass celebrated by Archbishop Nichols launched a week of celebrations marking the long-awaited opening of the prominent London church

St Patrick’s, Soho Square, re-opens after a £3.5m restoration

St Patrick's during the last stages of the renovation

After being closed for a year for a £3million renovation, St Patrick’s Soho Square emerges from the rubble ready for the New Evangelisation