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Tariq Aziz in a courtroom in Baghdad (CNS photo/Reuters TV)

Archbishop Georges Casmoussa of Mosul says the killing of Tariq Aziz would be wrong

Pope Benedict XVI blesses a child as he leaves the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (Photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’

Church in Britain must pay the Government back for its share of the papal visit costs by the end of the financial year

James MacMillan's new Mass setting was controversial among some Church officials (Photo: PA)

Scottish composer reveals ‘almighty row’ over his setting for the papal Masses in Glasgow and Birmingham

Legionaries of Christ seminarians lead the recessional during Mass at the Legion's Centre for Higher Studies in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal-designate De Paolis says that the Legion has survived the Fr Maciel crisis with its vitality intact

Education Secretary Michael Gove at the City of London Academy. The school is one of 200 academies already operating in England        Photo: PA

But head of CES warns that free schools and new academy schools will only be able to select half of their pupils on the basis of faith

Andrew Mitchell, Secretary for International Development, wants overseas aid to have an 'unprecedented focus on family planning' (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Bishops criticise Government proposals to ‘hard-wire’ abortion and contraceptive services into overseas development programmes

F Murray Abraham (Photo: PA)

The first ever film about Blessed John Henry Newman stars F Murray Abraham and will be shot over the next few weeks

Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Muhammad al-Sammak, adviser to the chief mufti of Lebanon (Photo: CNS)

Muslim scholars address Synod of Bishops

Islam promotes respect for Christians and Jews, Muslim scholars tell Synod

Catholic and Anglican bishops gather at Lambeth Palace as they await the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on September 17                                                                    (Chris Ison/PA Wire)

Catholic group in the General Synod claims that traditionalists will secure new provisions