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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

The debate will take place on September 11 (PA)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said that assisted suicide is ‘contrary to human dignity’ in a statement yesterday

Pope Francis (CNS)

SSPX priests will also be allowed to absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy, the Pope has said in a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella

St Peter's Square  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Corrine Barber, from Scotland, has been given a prognosis of five to twelve months to live

A Palestinian woman waves a Palestinian flag with a UN stickers attached on it  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution

Pope Francis (CNS)

St Charles Borromeo seminary are welcoming 20 men from Philadelphia this year

Members of the crowd read a copy of the Order of Service ahead of the funeral for Cilla Black at St Mary's Church in Woolton, Liverpool (PA)

Sir Cliff Richard, Jimmy Tarbuck Paul O’Grady will be among the mourners