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A Bill to prevent late term abortions of disabled babies has moved to the next legislative stage

A nun confronts Bolivarian National Police officers as they block demonstrators during an opposition protest in Caracas last month (AP)

Venezuela’s new cardinal says the country’s politicians ‘can’t throw in the towel’

A village woman shows a picture of Guo Jincai after his ordination as bishop by the Chinese state church in 2010. According to reports, the bishop will soon be recognised by the Vatican (AP)

A breakthrough may be near in the long-running dispute between the Vatican and China

Claridges hotel in London, one of 10 hotels and restaurants involved in the scheme with local churches

Claridges is one of 10 local hotels and restaurants working with churches to feed the homeless

A security guard walks through an emergency shelter for refugees near Dresden (PA)

Germany’s home secretary has admitted the government ‘underestimated the role of religion’

Donald Trump delivers his speech at the 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York (Jeffrey Bruno/AP)

The Republican nominee called his opponent ‘corrupt’ and said that she hated Catholics

An Iraqi military helicopter flies over the frontline near Bartella, Iraq on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. I (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

On Tuesday coalition forces began their offensive to recapture Mosul and its surrounding villages

An episcopal ordination in Xuzhou, China (AP)

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Pope Francis speaks with Andrea Tornielli last year (CNS)

The article in La Stampa is headlined ‘Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin’

The Bill seeks to end discrimination against disabled unborn babies (PA)

Lord Shinkwin’s Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday in the House of Lords