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Cardinals gather in the Synod Hall at the Vatican last October (CNS)

Catholics urged to pray for participants during three-week gathering in Rome

An exhibition of the Spanish Civil War, inside the Imperial War Museum in London (PA)

Pope Francis has recognised Valentin Palencia Marquina as a Servant of God

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen. Gilbert Diendere, centre (AP Photo, File)

General Gilbert Diendere, who led the short-lived military coup in Burkina Faso last month, now seeks sanctuary

Brian Friel, one of Ireland's foremost playwrights, died this morning (PA)

One of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, Friel was educated at Maynooth

Cardinal Nichols address lawyers yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols urged them ‘to let the Holy Spirit fire your imaginations’

Archbishop Peter Smith pictured in the 'Jungle's' make-shift church (Archdiocese of Southwark)

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark joined more than 2,000 people taking part in the ‘Refugees Welcome’ Day of Action

Two ecclesiastical bodies have expressed concern that use of incense in worship could be an unwitting casualty of new legislation (CNS)

The Bill will make it a criminal offence to sell ‘any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect’

St Benedict's Catholic School was criticised by Ofsted inspectors last year

The complaint by the Catholic Education Service is in a written submission to the House of Commons Education Committee

The House of Commons has voted on the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Rob Marris presented his private member’s Bill in the House of Commons today

A happily married couple. Marriage is the big debate this autumn (CNS)

New measures come just before synod on family