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Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau said, where possible, women should be given higher positions in the Church

In a surprise speech to the synod, Francis said the ‘Catholic doctrine on marriage has not been touched or put into question’

California will become the fourth American state to legalise physician assisted-suicide

Four Israelis were recently killed in Jerusalem in an apparent act of revenge for the killing of a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo has said the CIA has been training Syrian rebel groups which are ‘al-Qaeda under a different name’

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois says observers expecting shift in Church teaching ‘are going to be disappointed’

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics held a four-day assembly in Rome over the weekend

‘The time for cautious diplomacy is at an end,’ Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has said

Vatican Radio translation of Pope Francis’s speech to the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops earlier today

Move comes following video describing the harvesting of fetal tissue