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Francis says Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control was ‘prophetic’

Bishop Mark Davies with Luke Coppen, editor of The Catholic Herald (Photo: Simon Caldwell)

Bishop says agreements would invite couples to prepare for divorce

A couple pcitured moments after becoming engaged in St Peter's square (CNS)

The Church trains priests for seven years. So why does it only prepare some couples for marriage in a single day?

A board shows the result of today's child euthanasia vote (AP)

Belgium’s chilly detachment from the sick and dependent is widening

Belgian politicians debate the bill on child euthanasia at the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels yesterday (PA)

The House of Representatives has voted to extend Belgium’s euthanasia law to children

Fr Timothy Radcliffe (Mazur)

Fr Timothy Radcliffe was visiting small community in the Sahara

Sudanese children in a displaced persons camp stand in front of a mural of St Josephine

The saint who was sold as a slave

St Josephine Bakhita (February 8) was renowned for her love of children

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

Details of questionnaire responses from Catholics in England and Wales will remain confidential

Pope Francis said that we cannot love Jesus and not love the Church (PA)

Pope Francis has said that we must remain faithful to the teachings of the Gospel

Terry Chimes pictured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 (PA)

Original member of The Clash, Terry Chimes, writes about journey from punk to prayer in new book