Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia and Archbishop Edward Adams, Papal Nuncio to Great Britain, with pupils, staff and altar servers from St Joseph’s Cathedral Primary School in Swansea.

2 Fr David Doran has been inducted as the new parish priest of St Peter’s Catholic Church in Bloxwich, West Midlands. He is pictured with parish representatives Angela Wyre and John Minister (photo: Józef Łopuszyński).

3 Dominic Ogbechie, a 15-year-old pupil at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in west London, has broken the world high jump record for his age group, clearing a height of 2.22m.

4 Margaret Mizen with Nicky Pisa, chairwoman of Million Minutes, founded in 2011 to raise money to support young people through sponsored silences. The charity has passed the milestone of a million minutes of silence.

5 Students from five Catholic schools gather from the Midlands for a speech-writing masterclass at Ratcliffe College in Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire.

6 Westminster auxiliary Bishop John Wilson attends a youth synod preparation meeting at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, south-west London.

7 Staff and students don fancy dress for World Book Day at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, Cheshire.

8 The monastic community at Downside Abbey is inviting everyone to join them during Holy Week. The programme will include a Cross Walk, conference talks and Lectio Divina. For more information, visit

9 Year 7 students at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire, learn about recycling.

10 Pupils at Cranmore School in West Horsley, Surrey, defy the “Beast from the East” to watch a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe.

11 The Pontanima Interreligious Choir from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina performs during a tour of England organised by the Woolf Institute.

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