Pictures of the week

1 Around 3,000 pilgrims gather at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham for the annual Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage.

2 Bishop John Keenan of Paisley drinks a mug of phala (traditional porridge) provided by Mary’s Meals during a visit to Ekwendeni School in Malawi.

3 Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, meets the crew of the cruise ship Ventura in Civitavecchia, Italy.

4 The St Augustine’s Priory Association is launched at St Augustine’s Priory, a Catholic independent day school for girls in Ealing, west London.

5 The Lower III (Years 5 and 6) cohort at St Mary’s Shaftesbury in Dorset has increased from two at the start of last year to 22 this year.

6 Barrow Hills School in Witley, Surrey, opens its doors to the public as part of the national Heritage Open Days initiative.

7 Rosie Macauley, a Year 11 student at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, takes part in the Great North Wheelchair event.

8 Georgia Brooks, a sixth-form student at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, Cheshire, with children in Loreto’s mission in Calcutta.

9 Dr Philip Alton tells Pope Francis about Theodore House, a new study, retreat and leadership centre, and the Christian Heritage Centre project at Stonyhurst in Lancashire.

10 Five staff members at St Mary’s School, Cambridge, have raised £1,690 for local charities by taking part in the Oxford and Cambridge Note Race 2017, taking up the challenge to learn a new instrument from scratch in just two months.

11 The first ever intake of Year 2 girls has arrived at St Anthony’s School for Girls in north-west London, cementing the school’s “Reception to Year 4” offering.

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