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Minute’s silence held for terror victims at Nottingham bishop’s installation

Mgr Patrick McKinney celebrated Vespers last night at St Barnabas’ Cathedral on the eve of his Episcopal Ordination as tenth Bishop of Nottingham (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Monsignor Patrick McKinney was ordained at St Barnabas Cathedral this morning

Mgr Patrick McKinney celebrated Vespers last night at St Barnabas’ Cathedral on the eve of his Episcopal Ordination as tenth Bishop of Nottingham (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Minute’s silence held for victims of Tunisia terror at Bishop of Nottingham’s installation

Monsignor Patrick McKinney was ordained at St Barnabas Cathedral this morning

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Mgr William Lynn (Photo: CNS)

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Ruth Kelly, former Labour minister (PA)

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Pope Francis greets New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS)

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'There is no true substitute for marriage. It is God’s invention, after all' (Photo: CNS)

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In the last of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says the synod can help marriage, but not by relaxing Church rules

Mother Teresa is seen in Calcutta, India, in 1979 (Photo: PA)

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Once these grand, aristocratic families wielded influence in spades; now you’re more likely to see them mucking in at church fetes than bending the ear of the Nuncio

A protester at a rally against ISIS organised by Muslims in Edinburgh (PA)

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Sara Pisano, left, and Danilo Spagnoli just after being married by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

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A detail from The Crucifixion of St Peter by Caravaggio

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Cardinals in the synod hall (CNS)

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