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Diocese of Westminster announces formation of academy trusts and says primary schools are to convert status too

Shahbaz Bhatti, left, back in 2007 with a Christian who had received a threatening letter from the Taliban Photo: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

It would be ‘wonderful’ if Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities was canonised, says Britain’s most senior cleric

The Vatican Secret Archives marks 400th anniversary with an exhibition

Archbishop of Glasgow expresses ‘deep concern’ at ruling and praises courage of midwives

Professors from Milan and Oxford argue that 'foetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons' (PA photo)

A leading British medical journal publishes article calling for the introduction of ‘after-birth abortion’

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop says he is reviewing ‘circumstances’ around the Masses after criticism

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Catholic Herald nominated for award

The Catholic Herald has been nominated as the best Catholic newspaper in the world

Bishop Mark Davies says the shortness of our lives should shape our priorities (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury encourages Catholics to regain a ‘perspective of eternity’

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two, was sentenced to death in 2009

US human rights group says Youcef Nadarkhani is in great danger

Pro-lifers call on Government to act after evidence of sex-selective abortions

Pro-life groups have voiced their alarm at evidence of sex-selective abortions in the UK.