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Polish bishops urge legislators not to ratify European pact on violence against women

Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz will prepare to debate the "Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence" (PA)

The bishops said the convention blamed the communities of marriage and family for all violence

Catholics ‘trapped and helpless’ in Libya after Islamist gains

Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in July (AP)

Government flee after militants seize Tripoli and Benghazi

Church leaders remain in Libya ‘in solidarity with those working for peace’

Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias in Tripoli, Libya last month (PA)

‘People are frightened and there is no visible law and order,” says Franciscan Father Allan Arcebuche

Bishops: killing is now ‘anodyne act’ in Central African Republic

Displaced people seek shelter at a Catholic church in Carnot, Central African Republic. Half of the population still need help, the country's bishops have said (Photo: PA)

Bishops criticise government for failing to turn ‘new page’ in country’s history

Ukrainian Catholic bishop: Election was ‘fruit of the revolution’

Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the presidential ballot (PA)

Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes victory of billionaire confectionary tycoon

Romanian Catholic bishop martyred by Communists beatified tomorrow

A sparrow rests on a barbed wire fence that surrounds prison where the bishop died

Bishop Durcovici was starved to death in 1951

Bishop in Central African Republic rescued on way to execution

A displaced boy holds a child as he sits on a bench on a 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa (CNS)

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Bishop: Ukrainian Church battling to remain legal in Crimea

Pro-Russia protesters scuffle with the police at the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

Bishop Dzyurakh says situation in Crimea remains “tense and dangerous” for Catholic clergy

Priest: Ukrainian Catholics flee Crimea to escape threats of arrest

Father Milchakovskyi said that he and his family and at least two-thirds of his parishioners have left for Ukrainian-controlled territory on the advice of Archbishop Shevchuk (pictured above) (CNS)

‘The new government here is portraying us all as nationalists and extremists,’ said Father Milchakovskyi

Ukrainian Catholics fear ‘new oppression’ after Russian takeover

Uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk in formation near a Ukrainian military base in Crimea (CNS)

Father Mykhailo Milchakovskyi described the atmosphere as tense