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The Apostolic Nuncio pictured with the congregation after morning prayers at St Ann’s Royal Naval Dockyard Church

Archbishop Antonio Mennini is the first nuncio to Great Britain to make an official visit to the Navy

Dr Alessandro Franciscis, the president of the Office of Medical Observations (Simon Caldwell)

A senior official at Lourdes said he is proposing British and Irish pilgrimages as a model for the rest of the world

Baroness Nuala O'Loan pictured attending Mass  (PA)

The national inquiry will examine 12 different institutions and locations, including the Catholic Church, Anglican Church and Rochdale Council

Assyrians in Beirut, Lebanon, protest against ISIS atrocities (AP)

Lord Alton has said the killing of Christians in Syria is a ‘genocide that dares not speak its name’

People await news of loved-ones at local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Chris Harper-Mercer was reportedly asking victims their religion before shooting them

Benedict XVI arriving at Edinburgh Airport in September 2010 (CNS)

We republish the following blog, originally published on September 20, 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Benedict’s papal visit to Britain

The Houses of Parliament (PA)

Nearly 80 doctors have written to the Daily Telegraph to express their concerns ahead of House of Commons debate

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal Nichols urged people not to fall for ‘great lie’ of assisted suicide during homily for the Day for Life

A migrant is assisted after arriving in Reggio Calabria, Italy (CNS)

French, German and Italian bishops have issued formal statements in response to migration crisis

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education