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(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Non-doctors will be able to perform abortions under new rules

Pope Francis arrives in st Peter's Square on Sunday (CNS)

Pope declared the Italian medieval mystic, Blessed Angela of Foligno, a saint

Mgr Keith Newton celebrated mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory(Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Mass featuring new liturgy celebrated at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory

Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt

Papal nuncio to the UN tells panel Church has helped “refugees for centuries and will always do it”

Pope Francis

President of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland praises Francis for doing ‘wonderful job’

Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions (PA)

Law does not ‘prohibit gender-specific abortions,’ writes Keir Starmer in letter to Attorney General

Pope Francis (AP)

Meeting to discuss subject of the family will be held in October 2014

Child waves a flag as Pope Francis arrives at the Caritas residence in the Italian pilgrimage town of Assisi (CNS)

53 per cent of American Catholics view Pope Francis favourably

St Francis heard Jesus tell him: ‘Go and rebuild my Church, which you can see has fallen into ruin’

Pope’s visit to Assisi in pictures

Here we present the best pictures of Pope Francis’s day in Assisi so far