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Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis’s message to the faithful released by the Vatican today

Sarah Teather MP (CNS)

The Liberal Democrat MP is stepping down from Parliament in May

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope praises ‘beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers’ during Mass

Refugees sit outside St Joseph's Chaldean Catholic Church in Ankawa, Iraq (CNS)

Pope highlights plight of persecuted Christians in homily for Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

Ukrainians carry a coffin bearing the body of Olga Abdurashitiva, 27, who was killed  during Saturday's Mariupol attack

The Pope’s comments come after the reported killing of at least 30 people by rocket fire in Mariupol

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope makes comments in address to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies

MPs are trying to clarify the law on sex-selective abortion (PA)

MPs seek to outlaw sex-selective abortion

Seventy-three MPs have tabled an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill

Displaced Christians pray at the St Joseph Cathedral in Ankawa, Erbil, northern Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The archbishop says a big challenge is to rebuild trust between Christians and Muslims

A detail from St Thomas Aquinas by Diego Velázquez

St Thomas was one of the greatest theologians in history

Muslim women pray outside court in Putrajaya, Malaysia (PA)

The legal dispute began five years ago