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One of 12 stone eagles stare out over London from the tower of Westminster Cathedral

No one is sure why stone eagles adorn the Cathedral. Now they are the focus of a campaign to save the tower

Cardinal Nichols in the crypt of Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Diocese of Westminster)

Cardinal Wiseman and his successor Cardinal Manning remembered at Westminster Cathedral

Benedict XVI arrives at Cofton Park, Birmingham, for the beatification of Cardinal Newman (AP)

Ten years ago today Benedict began his transformative papacy

Cardinal Nichols addressing the vigil on Saturday (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Christian life is a daily grasping towards the light, says cardinal at Easter Vigil

Mgr Keith Newton will meet his counterparts from the US and Australia (CNS)

Mgr Jeffery Steenson and Mgr Harry Entwistle will meet Mgr Keith Newton in London

Westminster Cathedral, the mother church for Catholics in England and Wales, was consecrated in 1910 (Photo: PA)

Ukip South Thanet office accuses the BBC of bias for filming in front of it

Anglican village churches often have dwindling congregations (PA)

If villages need a spiritual heart then churches should expose the Blessed Sacrament

Archbishop Nichols preaches at Westminster Cathedral earlier this year (Mazur)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrates Mass for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Westminster Cathedral and its 273ft bell tower (Photo: PA)

Cathedral will join thousands of churches ringing their bells for three minutes next Friday morning

Artist Tessa Hunkin puts a finishing touch to the mosaic  (Photo: Hackney Council)

Mosaicist unveils new work

A mosaic artist who spent 10 years decorating Westminster Cathedral has unveiled a new work made by people recovering from drug abuse and mental health problems