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Petition of more than 6,000 people handed in to 10 Downing Street by delegation including Aid to the Church in Need

More than 1,500 Catholics take part in the annual Madonna del Rosario procession in Manchester

Ninety boys from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School attend retreats with Fr John Edwards

Paxman visits the homeless

Newsnight presenter visits Anchor House in east London and hears stories of homelessness from its residents

Students sleep in the slums

About 70 young people from St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow, north-west London, build shacks as part of Fair World Week

New church in Waterlooville features a rainwater-harvesting system and solar panels

Sudanese hold prayer vigils and build bonfires tonight to prepare for independence of South Sudan tomorrow

Benedict XVI arrived at Castel Gandolfo from Rome via helicopter. The Pope will be staying here for about three months, and plans to finish the third part of his book Jesus of Nazareth

Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart was born on September 6 1920. He died on June 14 2011 aged 70

About 950 parishioners, family and guests witness Michael Kane’s priestly ordination at St John the Baptist church in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire