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On Thursday Pope Francis will have completed a year as Bishop of Rome, a year in which he has begun to transform the Church. But be in no doubt, argues our Rome correspondent, of just how wide and how deep go his aims for change
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Witty, radical and unpredictable – that is how actor Ralph Fiennes summed up his great-uncle, Dom Sebastian Moore, who died last week aged 96.
HERIE BLAIR has been a regular on the circuit of major Catholic events in recent weeks. On 28 January, the wife of the former Prime Minister travelled to Plymouth for the installation of Mark O’Toole as the new bishop.
For even an old hand such as 78-year-old Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Pope Francis’ new papal style is refreshing.
DEPUTY PRIME Minister Nick Clegg may be a self-professed atheist but his Catholic wife, Miriam González Durántez, makes sure he is exposed to matters of faith.
A new item of clerical fashion has appeared: the rainbow dog collar. Clergy in the Church of England are being urged to wear rainbow collars during Lent in protest at the refusal by the House of Bishops to endorse same-sex marriage.
Commuters on the London Underground will be able to reflect on the Passion this Lent, with an exhibition of Stations of the Cross featuring on billboards at Tube stations whose names have a symbolic link with the life and death of Christ.
LAST WEEK, we reported on the signature gin-based cocktail of the English College in Rome, which was served at a party to celebrate Archbishop Vincent Nichols becoming a cardinal.