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The historic building will be lit up as part of ACN’s Red Wednesday campaign

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa preached during the inauguarion of the Tenth General Synod in Westminster Abbey

It is a shame that England does not celebrate its historical Catholic treasures more

Print Edition: 07/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Archbishop Leo Cushley offers a moving eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation on the first anniversary of that momentous day. Architect Ptolemy Dean discusses his plans to give visitors to Westminster Abbey a striking new view of the shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Quentin de la Bédoyère asks why young Japanese men are opting for virtual relationships with female cartoon characters. Kristina Cooper explains why Pope Francis is embracing the Charismatic movement and David Twiston Davies raises an eyebrow at the Sun newspaper’s prayer campaign to end Britain’s heavy rains. To receive six issues for just £6 click here.

Fr Timothy Radcliffe says life of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s is relevant to UK today

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2 1953

Pope Benedict celebrates Mass on the feast of SS Peter and Paul last year (AP)

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The choir will sing alongside the Sistine Chapel Choir at St Peter’s Basilica

Delivered at Birmingham International Airport on Sunday, 19 September 2010

The Passage, the centre for homeless people in central London, held its summer party in the College Garden of Westminster Abbey