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Families demonstrate at Westminster against plans for a new screening technique which could lead to more abortions of the disabled (AP)

Bill introduced by Conservative peer Lord Shinkwin would end the abortion up to birth of disabled babies

Pope Francis leads Benediction outside the Basilica of St Mary Major on the feast of Corpus Christi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Parents ‘break their hearts to let their children grow’, Francis said at a celebration of Corpus Christi

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass outside the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS)

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Then Archbishop Loris Capovilla during an interview at his residence in Bergamo, Italy, in February 2012 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Capovilla ‘kept alive the legacy of Pope John’

Archbishop Victor Fernandez with Fr Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica, at last year's synod (CNS)

Controversial passages of the exhortation follow previous writings by Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in Haiti in 2010 (CNS)

Cardinal Robert Sarah made the comments in an exclusive interview with Famille Chrétienne

Coptic Pope Tawadros II at St Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egyp (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Church says homes were ransacked and torched after rumours of an affair between a Muslim and a Christian

Cardinal Müller with the Pope: 'Key statements, even if they are not proclaimed ex cathedra are, for us Catholics, still essential' (AP)

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Pope Francis  in St Peter's Square (CNS)

At the end of his weekly general audience, the Pope referred to a string of attacks to hit ‘beloved Syria’

Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols

The two leaders have previously spoken of their ‘implicit trust in each other’