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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 (

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

Assyrians in Beirut, Lebanon, protest against ISIS atrocities (AP)

Lord Alton has said the killing of Christians in Syria is a ‘genocide that dares not speak its name’

Greek Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo (CNS)

Greek Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo was speaking at the launch an Aid to the Church in Need report

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/

The proposal to allow Anglican spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion will be discussed at the synod next week