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A young California woman who was suffering from terminal brain cancer has committed suicide

Relatives of a Christian couple killed after being accused of blasphemy cry at their home in Kasur, Pakistan (CNS)

Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife, Shama Bibi, were accused of blaspehmy

Pope Francis will commemorate the birth of St John Bosco (CNS)

Papal visit will also mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco

Mass is celebrated at the SSPX headquarters in Switzerland (CNS)

The International Una Voce Federation challenges recent rulings in Italy and Argentina

Christians in Pakistan face serious persecution (CNS)

The couple were beaten to death after allegations that a Koran was desecrated

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin did not identify specific comments (CNS)

Archbishop Martin said he was surprised at the remarks by commentators

The Prince of Wales (PA)

The Prince has become one of the most high-profile names to speak out about the persecution of Christians

The Houses of Parliament (PA)

The Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill will now proceed to a second reading

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (CNS)

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo announced a week of prayers for ‘reconciliation, justice and peace’

An altarpiece showing the souls in purgatory at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Purgatory exists even if we rarely talk about it