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Photo: Benedict XVI pictured at Vespers closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome

Christians are called to offer a common witness in the face of the increasingly complex challenges of our time, Pope Benedict XVI said yesterday at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The House of Lords has rejected the Government’s Equality Bill.

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has issued a leaflet encouraging Catholics to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday.

A senior Polish bishop has reportedly accused Jews of using the Holocaust as a “propaganda weapon”.

On the day that a number of English and Welsh bishops met Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican Radio spoke to Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham (audio).

The Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Scola, is to assist at Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Terry Mattingly explains why the mainstream media ignore the annual March for Life.

Brother Stephen, O.Cist, applies lessons from Cistercian history to the effort to define the liturgical patrimony of Anglo-Catholics.

Gemma Simmonds, CJ, says the life of Mary Ward still has much to teach us.

A Benedictine liturgist has criticised Pope Benedict’s liturgical reforms, saying they lack “a historical and cultural approach to the liturgy”.

Father Z makes an appeal for thoughtful supporters of the vernacular Mass.

And Fr Joseph Komonchak wonders why Catholics find it easier to be ruder to other Catholics than to Protestants, Jews and Muslims.

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