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Pakistan’s president ‘wants to abolish blasphemy law’, says cardinal

Protesters demand the release of Asia Bibi and an end to Pakistan's blasphemy law (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made the comment after meeting President Zardari in Pakistan

Cardinal says Christians face discrimination in many forms

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone celebrates a mass to mark the 50th anniversary of his ministry . (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Cardinal Bertone exhorts international community to fight anti-Christian discrimination with same energy as it combats all religious intolerance

Vatican says illicit ordination of Chinese bishop a ‘painful wound’

Worshippers take pictures in front of the Pingquan Church after a bishop ordination ceremony in Chengde city, northeastern Hebei province, China Saturday   AP Photo/Andy Wong

The Vatican denounced the ordination of a bishop in China conducted as the result of Government pressure

Pope issues ‘most important document on Scripture since Vatican II’

A woman studies the Bible at St Mary of Celle parish in Berwyn, Illinois (Photo: CNS)

The Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini urges Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible

Abortion is a betrayal of democracy, says Pope

Presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff speaks in the chapel of Belo Horizonte's Central Market (Agencia Estado via AP Images)

Pontiff urges Brazilian bishops to guide the faithful to oppose abortion

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI blesses a child as he leaves the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (Photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’

Muslim scholars address Synod of Bishops

Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Muhammad al-Sammak, adviser to the chief mufti of Lebanon (Photo: CNS)

Islam promotes respect for Christians and Jews, Muslim scholars tell Synod

Synod opens with call for religious freedom for all in Middle East

Church leaders follow prayer books at the opening session of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (Photo: CNS)

Opening Synod statement said some countries in the Middle East limit freedom of religion and violate freedom of conscience

Newman embodies English Catholicism, says Vatican spokesman

Newman's office at the Birmingham Oratory (Mazur/CCN)

Victorian cardinal represents a ‘profound synthesis’ of Catholic faith and British spirit, says Fr Lombardi

Archbishop: Pope will focus on common Christian mission in Britain

Archbishop Kurt Koch (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray together