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The Dignitas Centre (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

The number of suicides have gone from 416 cases in 2011 to 1,004 last year

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto (CNS)

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has called on compatriots to write to politicians and ask them to ‘protect the vulnerable’

The author believes that the Queen had a covert meeting with Edmund Campion (Photo: PA)

The martyr who haunted Elizabeth I

Review: Edmund Campion by Gerard Kilroy, Ashgate, £80

Activists protest against euthanasia in Belgium, where the Church faces similar challenges to Canada (CNS)

Those seeking to end their lives lack ‘the proper disposition for the anointing of the sick’

Canon Michael Cooke standing in front of the Mercy Bus (Mazur/Mazur

Pope Francis ‘laughed spontaneously’ when Fr Mulgrew presented the pontiff with pictures of the bus

A supporter in favour of Oregon's assisted suicide law outside the Supreme Court in 2005 (AP)

Assisted suicide deaths soar in Oregon

Campaigners say it is ‘getting easier and easier for people to justify dying’ in the US state

'Doctor-shopping' has effectively led to euthanasia on demand, the study claims (PA)

MPs raise concerns after researchers find ‘social isolation’ was a factor in majority of requests

A newborn baby's feet (PA Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre denounced “yet more destructive experimentation on human embryos”

A screenshot from an ISIS video

The Archbishop of Westminster is set to discuss Islamic extremism at a Catholic education conference this week

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the great intellectual minds of the church in the 19th century, is seen in a portrait provided by the Catholic Church in England and Wales (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

English bishops say the progress of his Cause is a source of ‘great joy’