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Archbishop Smith says judges are guilty of 'woolly thinking' (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Smith says courts are wrongfully penalising Christians by incorrectly interpreting human rights laws

David Cameron has been told not to tolerate churches that turn away gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry (PA photo)

Conservative MP for Portslade and Hove has ‘over-stepped the mark’, says Bishop Kieran Conry

Nadine Dorries's amendment had only lukewarm support from the pro-life movement (PA photo)

Amendment that would prevent abortion providers offering counselling is defeated by a majority of 250

Irish prime minister Enda Kenny launched a scathing attack on the Vatican in July

Vatican insists it ‘in no way hampered or interfered in’ abuse inquiry

Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at a press conference after the publication of the Cloyne Report (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Vatican says it is ‘sorry and ashamed for the terrible sufferings’ of abuse victims

A view of St Catherine Russian Orthodox church and St Peter's Basilica in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI sends message to Catholic and Orthodox scholars

Benedict XVI greets the crowd at his general audience at Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI: art is a doorway to God

Art can ‘push us upward’ towards heaven, says Pope at weekly general audience

The Pontiff at a seminar with his former students (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI: cradle Catholics have not done enough to show people that God exists

Bishop Fellay ordains a priest during a ceremony in Écône, Switzerland (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Bishop Fellay will review progress towards full communion with Cardinal Levada

Benedict XVI waves farewell to young pilgrims at Barajas airport (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Benedict XVI gives thanks for a ‘feast of faith’