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Prime Minister Theresa May (PA)

Catholic peer Lord Alton says he is ‘sceptical’ that the role has been downgraded

The estimated 40,000 Syro-Malabar Catholics in Britain now have their own cathedral (CNS)

The revival no one expected

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With a new cathedral, new orders and new Oratories, could England’s Catholic Church be entering a time of renewal?

The Honourable Justice Lowell Goddard (AP)

The investigation into the failures of child protection policies at institutions in the UK will continue

The first Solemn Mass of newly ordained Fr James Mawdsley (John Aron)

A human rights activist who spent over a year in a Burmese jail has been ordained to the priesthood

St Thérèse's relics visit Preston Carmel in 2009

Groups like the Syro-Malabar Catholics and the Institute of Christ the King are filling previously empty churches

Syrian refugee child Ali from Aleppo, works at a clothing workshop in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey (AP)

The Community Sponsorship scheme allows groups, such as churches, to help integrate refugees into Britain

Pax Christi members gather in Parliament Square

Religious groups gathered in Parliament Square last night to protest against the renewal of Britain’s nuclear arms programme

Theresa May pictured in Downing Street earlier this week (PA)

The practical faith of Theresa May

Britain’s new Prime Minister is a regular churchgoer, but don’t expect her to talk a great deal about her religious beliefs

The Royal Navy's 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard (PA)

The bishops suggested the $272 billion cost of replacing the aging arsenal of nuclear weapons could not be morally justified

Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street on Tuesday after the final Cabinet meeting with David Cameron as Prime Minister

The cardinal and the new Conservative leader have previously worked together in the fight against human trafficking