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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

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)

British Catholics give £3m to Africa

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

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 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

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

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

Cardinal Turkson at Blackfriars, Oxford, after delivering the Cardinal John Henry Newman lecture. Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP

Faith and reason are in harmony and are not in competition, Cardinal Peter Turkson has said at a lecture in Oxford

Results are read out the last time MPs voted on abortion law, during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 2008 (PA photo)

MPs seek to tighten abortion law

Labour and Tory MPs are tabling amendments to a new health bill that they say will dramatically reduce the number of abortions in Britain

Handicapped pilgrims pictured in front of the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Bishop recognises healing as ‘remarkable’ but says further study is needed before it can be declared a miracle

Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda pictured at the press conference in London (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Ancient Christian community may soon disappear, senior Iraqi churchman says