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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

The Pope prays after a Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Without joy you cannot truly be free, says Pontiff

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

The late Fr Andrew Greeley (CNS photo/Karen Callaway)

Priest wrote more than 60 novels often featuring hypocritical clerics

Pope Francis  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis announces a series of talks on the Church in Rome

The same-sex marriage Bill will arrive in the Lords on Monday (PA)

Letter claims that MPs’ future political careers were threatened before Commons vote

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