Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 The Duchess of Norfolk and James Murray, the Deputy Mayor of London, open Depaul’s new homelessness centre in central London.

2 Two choristers from St Edward’s College, Liverpool, with Dame Lorna Muirhead, the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, at the launch of the Cathedral Choir CD Angels, Saints and Nations Sing, marking 50 years of music at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (photo:

3 Raphael Quirke, a rugby player at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Cheshire, was named man of the match following the England U16s’ 41-22 win over Wales.

4 Bishop John Arnold of Salford visits the national resource centre of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB, in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

5 Year 5 pupils at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, have performed a 15-minute play called The Vikings, with help from former West End star Debbie Hilton.

6 Archbishop Bernard Longley with altar servers after a Men’s Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham.

7 Toby Dennis, the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Andrew Clark, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and Cllr Christina McGilligan-Fell, Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, at a civic Mass in St Mary on the Sea Church, Grimsby, marking the end of Cllr McGilligan-Fell’s mayoralty.

8 Loreto Grammar School has unveiled its new team of head girls: Emilia Russell and her deputies Lucy O’Donnell, Zion Ilyas and Orla Felcey.

9 Fr Matthew Bemand-Qureshi, a former Anglican clergyman and now priest of the Diocese of Brentwood, gives First Holy Communion to his daughter Felicity at St Teresa’s Church in Ilford, east London (photo: Gerry Gillan).

10 Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, have blessed a crucifix found in the rubble left behind by ISIS.

11 Year 2 pupils at Cranmore School in West Horsley, Surrey, enjoy their first lesson in the school’s new multi-use games area.

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