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The House of Lords  rejected Lord Dear's wrecking amendment by 390 votes to 148 (Photo: PA)

A cross-bench peer has tabled a wrecking amendment to the Bill

Votive offerings thanking Blessed John XXIII for answered prayers  (CNS)

John XXIII died on June 3 1963

The Pope presides at Benediction in St Peter's on Sunday (AP)

Faithful mark feast of Corpus Christi with historic global prayer

Pope Francis walks in annual Corpus Christi procession in Rome Photo: PA

Pope Francis has told Catholics that the Eucharist brings us out of our individualism into discipleship

Bishop Joseph Devine

The Diocese of Motherwell is now the fourth diocese in Scotland without a bishop

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (Photo: CNS)

More than 100,000 Christians killed each year, says Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the end of his visit to the parish of Saint Elisabeth and Zechariah  (Photo: PA)

Pontiff hears confessions and administers Holy Communion for feast of the Holy Trinity

Faithful gather in front of a giant picture of Father Giuseppe Puglisi during his beatification ceremony in Palermo (Photo: PA)

Criticism comes after beatification ceremony for priest murdered by Cosa Nostra

Police officers stand guard in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral on Tuesday (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Historian shot himself in apparent protest at gay marriage

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (CNS)

Pope calls on faithful to join him in prayer