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Father Raniero Cantalamessa urged Christians not to remain "prisoners of the past" (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa preached during the inauguarion of the Tenth General Synod in Westminster Abbey

Abortion law will now be decided by Holyrood  (PA)

LIFE has welcomed the devolution of abortion law

Pope Francis meets street paper vendor Marc from Utrecht in the Netherlands

Pope Francis’s interview with a homeless man will appear in the Big Issue tomorrow

Afghan mother holds her baby as she struggles to disembark raft during a rainstorm in Lesbos, Greece, Oct. 23 (CNS photo/Yannis Behrakis, Reuters) See WASHINGTON-LETTER-REFUGEES Oct. 23, 2015.

The cardinal spoke at a CSAN parliamentary reception this afternoon

Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia has called for compassion (PA)

Archbishop Tartaglia said that the benefits system should be reviewed with compassion

Archbishop-elect Matteo Zuppi (Community of St Egidio website)

Bishop Matteo Zuppi will succeed conservative Cardinal Carlo Caffarra

The introduction of  a module on fertility in SRE has been criticised by BPAS (PA)

A pilot-scheme due to be launched in schools in south London has been criticised by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service

A Nepalese woman weeps during a prayer service at the Church of the Assumption, the site of a bomb explosion which killed two and wounded 15 in 2009. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

Fears grow among Christians in Nepal

Concern about security is growing following the bombing of three churches

A shot from the Amnesty campaign film

Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland

Cardinal Nichols arrives for the opening Mass of the family synod

English leaders says synod ‘will need bringing to a conclusion’