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The banners of new Ss John Paul II and John XXIII hang from the facade of St Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis begins his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In an age when Christians are once again being persecuted, interest in the English martyrs is on the rise. The saint-making Pope Francis could be the one to canonise them

The completed stone tomb of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral following his reinterment (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

More than 20,000 people have visited the king’s coffin

Professor Patrick Pullicino

Professor Patrick Pullicino has said that practices proposed by a new report might endanger the safety of patients

US Cardinal Raymond  Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta (CNS)

Cardinal Burke says that ‘through sound family life, our society will be transformed’

Mrs Bruce sought to change the law following revelations that some British doctors had agreed to requests to abortions because of the unborn child’s gender (PA)

Fiona Bruce’s amendment to the Serious Crime Bill has been voted down by the Commons

A vote of Fiona Bruce MP's amendment will take place in the House of Commons today (PA)

The Trades Union Congress sent an email to MPs to ask them to oppose an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill today

Fiona Bruce MP

Fiona Bruce reacts angrily to claims by BPAS that a ban will encourage men to batter their pregnant wives and girlfriends

The Oregon State Capitol. The statue is known as the Oregon Pioneer (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Deaths by assisted suicide in Oregon rose by 44 per cent in a year

An embryologist at a clinic in south London (PA)

A scheme for the harvesting of female eggs follows the House of Commons approval of Government regulations to permit ‘three-parent IVF’

Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from ISIS militants in Mosul pray at a school acting as a refugee camp (CNS)

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil calls for military intervention during visit to Parliament