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Guillotine souvenirs (AP)

Blessed Solomon was executed after the state suppressed the Catholic Church

England and Wales Green Party leader Natalie Bennett joins Patrick Harvie and other Scottish Greens on the campaign trail (PA)

Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said that Green party policy would bring an end to state-funded Catholic education in Scotland

Eucharistic congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

At the bishops’ conference’s spring meeting the bishops agreed to hold the congress in 2018

An unidentified mother of a child that was abducted by Nigerian extremists reacts during a event in the memory of the girls and forming part of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign at the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria, last year (AP)

Protestors chanted and prayed on the streets of the capital city Abuja yesterday

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders will give a ten minute speech at the Vatican (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Mr Sanders will be speaking at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri arrives for a press conference to present the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AP)

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England and Wales said it was pleased the exhortation ‘calls for a return to the wisdom of Humanae Vitae’

Cardinal Nichols to attend a UN conference on human trafficking (CNS)

The Archbishop of Westminster will encourage a greater global response to modern slavery at a UN conference

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

India’s Minister for External Affairs tells bishops Fr Tom Uzhunnalil is safe

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the Commission for the Protection of Minors (PA)

Marie Collins said the Curia has shown ‘great resistance’ to proposals made by the the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

Sir Michael Wilshaw addressed the the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges