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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’

Pope Francis delivers a blessing as he arrives in St Peter's Square today  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis made the surprise comments at today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square

Cardinal Nichols said that every family was a light in the darkness (CNS)

The cardinal called for love which is ‘compassionate’ and ‘honest’ during synod intervention

A bride and groom hold hands on their wedding day (CNS)

On the eve of the family synod, the conference has published survey responses that undermine Church teaching on marriage

Ann Widdecombe: 'We are now faced with an evil which is not going to go away' (PA)

‘We have hesitated too long,’ says Britain’s former prisons minister

Protesters stand outside the Houses of Parliament in London as MPs debate the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Parliament is unlikely to debate another Bill on the issue for years to come

Cardinal Nichols wrote to the Queen today (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to the Queen to congratulate her on being the longest reigning monarch

Pope Francis tries on a pair of spectacles in a shop in via del Babuino in central Rome (Daniel Soehne via AP)

The Pontiff insisted he would re-use his old frames and pay the bill himself

MPs will debate a Bill legalising assisted suicide in Britain on September 11 (PA)

The champions of the Assisted Dying Bill are desperately hoping that Britons will remain ignorant of the euthanasia horror stories emerging from Europe