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The Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station (Alan Light/Flickr)

Catholic Church leaves Antarctica

The declining number of people attending church services means there is no longer a need for a Catholic priest

Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

A scientist at work during an IVF process (PA)

The latest Government statistics reveal that the number of embryos destroyed for IVF has now reached 2,227,972

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal Nichols urged people not to fall for ‘great lie’ of assisted suicide during homily for the Day for Life

Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in 2008 (CNS)

Fr Dall’Oglio was kidnapped two years ago this week

US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Francis uses a tablet computer yesterday to sign himself up for next year's World Youth Day in Poland (AP)

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Catholic Priest in Ukraine (PA)

A letter to the Ukrainian president said the constitutional amendment would ‘seriously threaten’ family life

The outgoing Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (PA)

The new legislation was signed into law earlier this week by outgoing Polish president