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

Priest abseils for charity

Fr Jim Mulligan says abseiling challenge is ‘not in the least brave’

Thousands pray in front of relic in Killucan, Co Westmeath

Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood celebrates Mass at New Hall school in Essex

Pontiff makes plea after rebels massacre 32 people in Mogadishu hotel

Pop idol to perform for Pope

Michelle McManus, winner of the 2003 series of the television show Pop Idol, will sing for the Pope when he visits Scotland

Evening was a glamorous affair, with Oscar-themed light display and red carpet

Ella triumphs in poetry

A talented pupil at Mount St Mary’s College wins prestigious poetry competition

Bishop Mervyn Alban Alexander, eighth Bishop of Clifton, was born on June 29 1925. He died on August 14 2010, aged 85

Philip Jackson’s sculpture is unveiled outside St John’s Cathedral