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Students block union’s attempt to stifle free speech on abortion

University College London (PA photo)

Student union at UCL backs down on the advice of lawyers

Euthanasia should be banned across Europe, rules Council

The Council of Europe, which has ruled that euthanasia must always remain illegal Photo: Fourmy Mario/ABACA/Press Association Images

Strasbourg-based organisation announces that assisted suicide “must always be prohibited”

Vatican to investigate Cause of British nun who hid Jews from Nazis

Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed 'the hot cross bun nuns'

File on Mother Riccarda is sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians

Court rules that Church is liable for crimes of priests

The High Court in London (Photo: PA)

Ruling defines the relationship of a priest to his bishop as that of employee to an employer

The Tyburn Tree bears abundant fruit

Tyburn Nuns at a monastery at Largs on the west coast of Scotland

A new film shows the amazing growth of a contemplative order whose convent stands near the notorious execution spot, says Simon Caldwell

Judges are biased against Christians, says archbishop

Archbishop Smith says judges are guilty of 'woolly thinking' (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Smith says courts are wrongfully penalising Christians by incorrectly interpreting human rights laws

Tory MP urges Cameron to crack down on churches that refuse to hold same-sex ceremonies

David Cameron has been told not to tolerate churches that turn away gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry (PA photo)

Conservative MP for Portslade and Hove has ‘over-stepped the mark’, says Bishop Kieran Conry

Pharmacists who object to handing out pill could lose job

Photo: PA

Chemists say new guidelines take away their right to refuse to handle such drugs

Jesuits sell ancient Gospel to British Library for £9 million

The pocket-size Gospel of St John was found inside the coffin of St Cuthbert in 1104 (CNS photo/courtesy of British Library)

The St Cuthbert Gospel is believed to be the oldest intact book produced in Europe

Archbishop Nichols: marriage is a public good

Archbishop Nichols with a couple celebrating an anniversary at a thanksgiving Mass for marriage (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Marriage is not just a private arrangement, says Archbishop of Westminster in an address to 500 married couples