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Cardinal George Pell has denied allegations of historic sex abuse in a press conference in Rome

Cardinal Pell denies all allegations, saying he looks ‘forward to his day in court and will defend the charges vigorously’

The Pope had previously reduced the sentence of Fr Mauro Inzoli

The poll also found a large majority of Catholics approve of same-sex relationships and sex before marriage

The headteacher said girls and boys ‘can choose whether they wear skirts, pinafores, shorts or trousers’

Initial proposals sought to “shift the balance” away from the pharmacists’ conscience rights

The priests will serve the archdiocese of Westminster

The BMA passed the motion by a two-thirds majority, against the wishes of around 1,500 doctors

Police found the body of the 33-year-old priest on the beach at Dunbar on Friday. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Fr Paddy O’Kane said shorter homilies might encourage families to come back to church