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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’

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

Catholic peer says Britain should do more to help Christians facing ‘campaign of total annihilation’

The fear of prosecution has previously made many doctors reluctant to administer lethal injections to patients who had lost their mental capacity (PA)

Doctors will be free to administer lethal injections to dementia patients who have signed advance directives

The Belgian flag flies outside the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels. Some politicians have been demanding that the Church should be stripped of public funding unless it allowed euthanasia on its premises (Photo: AP)

Family of elderly cancer sufferer are suing the care home for not allowing a doctor to administer a lethal injection on its premises

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai (CNS photo)

Cardinal Gracias says he will personally ask the Pope to open the Cause of the 2008 martyrs

The image accompanying Bishop Olmsted's exhortation to Catholic men (IntoTheBreach.net)

Film, called ‘A Call to Battle’, asks Catholic men to ‘fill the breach’ caused by the crisis in the family

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  on the campaign trail (AP)

Mrs Clinton said that the evidence now shows ISIS’s campaign is one of genocide

Dr Alessandro Franciscis, the president of the Office of Medical Observations (Simon Caldwell)

A senior official at Lourdes said he is proposing British and Irish pilgrimages as a model for the rest of the world

Benedict XVI meets Paul Batthi, centre, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti in 2011 (AP)

‘I see that Pakistan is changing,’ Dr Paul Bhatti has said

An altar server prays alongside others during Mass in early April at a church in Baghdad, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Patriarch Sako says law shows a ‘total disregard’ for the values of Iraqi civilisation