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St Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (September 9) founded a monastery attracting recruits from all over Europe

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Policies must be rooted in objective values, says Benedict XVI in speech welcoming Britain’s new ambassador

Policies based on objective values are ‘especially important in the light of events in England this summer’, Pope says

New Archbishop of Philadelphia says Jesus will bring Church through ‘difficult moment’

Archbishop Smith says courts are wrongfully penalising Christians by incorrectly interpreting human rights laws

Conservative MP for Portslade and Hove has ‘over-stepped the mark’, says Bishop Kieran Conry

Amendment that would prevent abortion providers offering counselling is defeated by a majority of 250

Benedict XVI reflects on Psalm 3 at weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square

The National Gallery’s groundbreaking exhibition displays altarpieces as more than just works of art