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Sister who founded order in India is declared Venerable

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Religious leaders unite against assisted suicide

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has expressed his opposition to Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Nichols and other religious leaders have spoken out

British high court rejects challenges to assisted suicide laws

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide

English nurse who tended soldiers in Crimean War declared Venerable

Frances Taylor, who worked alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War

Frances Taylor later set up refuges for prostitutes and homeless women and children

Britain moves a step closer to allowing three-parent babies

Politicians have complained to health secretary Jeremy Hunt over the move (PA)

MP says Britain risks ‘isolating itself from the rest of the world’

Nun says repair of Hebrew scroll helped deepen Jewish-Catholic ties

Mordechai Pinchas, a Jewish scribe, hands over a megillah, or Hebrew scroll, to Mother Xavier McMonagle of the Tyburn Nuns (CNS)

A scroll of the Old Testament Book of Esther has been returned to the Tyburn nuns

Work of ARCIC irrelevant to most Christians, says Lord Carey

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey (PA) Below: 'Anglicans and Christians might as well be 'talking on the moon' (Christian Adams)

Former Archbishop of Canterbury claims Anglicans and Christians might as well be ‘talking on the moon’

‘Francis effect’ inspires boom in sales of papal merchandise

CafePress sells papal paraphernalia for the whole family, including the dog

Popular items include Pope Francis ‘onesies’, T-shirts, cufflinks, shot glasses, and cocktail shakers

Prince Charles: We cannot ignore the plight of Christians in the Middle East

The heir to the throne said that Christmas reminds us to love our neighbour (PA)

Prince Charles has said Christians are being targeted by Islamist militants

Priest says he resigned from Mater Hospital board over Ireland’s abortion law

Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Father Kevin Doran reveals why he quit the board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital