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Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

Report claiming rise in ‘unsafe’ abortions worldwide is disputed

The logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva (AP)

Pro-life groups says that the evidence of a rise is ‘dubious’

‘I can see God is working through this’

Philip Johnson pictured during a visit to Rome. He says that his diagnosis actually changed his life for the better. ‘It made my prayer stronger,’ he explains

Ed West catches up with Philip Johnson, the US seminarian diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour

Pope ‘may still visit Ireland next year’ despite diplomatic tensions

Fr Julian Green: 'The possibility is always there that the Pope might attend' (Photo: CNS)

Delegate of Eucharistic Congress says there are contingency plans in case Benedict XVI does visit

Holy See asks Iran to spare life of Christian pastor

Youcef Nadarkhani was given a death sentence for converting to Christianity

Spokesman for Bishops of England and Wales says Holy See officials are working through ‘diplomatic channels’

MPs reject Dorries plan to restrict abortion counselling

Nadine Dorries's amendment had only lukewarm support from the pro-life movement (PA photo)

Amendment that would prevent abortion providers offering counselling is defeated by a majority of 250

British Catholics give £3m to Africa

A woman holds her baby outside a tent serving as a medical clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia (CNS photo/Stuart Price UN handout photo via Reuters)

Catholics in England, Wales and Scotland have donated more than £3 million for the east Africa famine

Bishop Michael Evans loses fight against cancer

Bishop Evans persevered in service as a bishop even in the later stages of his cancer                                                          (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Evans has died of prostate cancer at the age of 59

Archbishop Stack is installed in Cardiff

Archbishop George Stack leaves Cardiff cathedral after his installation (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

In his homily Archbishop Stack calls for Catholics to challenge ‘the structures of injustice’ in society

Rosminian order admits ‘inadequate’ response to abuse

A boy at St Michael's school in Tanzania. The photo is taken from the BBC documentary Abuse: Breaking the Silence (BBC/Blakeway Productions)

Fr David Myers, head of the Rosminians in Britain, issues apology for sexual and physical abuse by priests in the 1960s

‘Sometimes God works in funny ways’

Jeff Grabosky pauses at the Brooklyn Bridge near the end of his gruelling 3,700-mile run from the West Coast to the East Coast

Ed West talks to a Catholic who prayed the rosary 35,000 times while running across America, dodging wild animals on the way