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Michael Gove                Photo: PA

An official has said that any decision about sacking teachers who refuse to teach about same-sex marriage, ultimately rests with Strasbourg and not the Government

Students in New Delhi take part in a vigil one month after the young woman's death (Photo: PA)

The bishops’ plea comes amid a national outcry over the rape and murder of a student on a bus

Benedict XVI ventures into the world of social media with a papal tweet (Photo: CNS)

In World Communications Day message Benedict XVI emphasises the value of ‘reasoned debate’

London's Docklands financial district (Photo: PA)

English bishops back call by lobby group for ‘unjust debts’ to be cancelled

Fr Tony Flannery at the press conference he called on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Order’s superior general confirmed Fr Flannery was under investigation for his views on ‘fundamental’ Catholic doctrine

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St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society ruling could have implications for same-sex marriage

Benedict XVI accepts a gift of an ivory crucifix from Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni, who said it was obtained legally (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi says Vatican Radio will engage in fight against poaching

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party held a congress in Hanoi last year in which Nguyen Phu Trong was elected leader (Photo: PA)

Meeting comes as restrictions on Catholics in some parts of Vietnam are being eased

Bishop Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna (CNS)

Pope Benedict has raised the Ukranian Apostolic Exarchate to the new rank of Eparchy

French troops stand guard about 40 km outside Segou (Photo: PA)

Bishop Traore, whose diocese is on the frontline of the conflict, says people are too scared to enter churches