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Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, coordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, shakes hands with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi at Tuesday's press conference (CNS)

US women religious welcome Vatican report

Apostolic visitation report marks a new beginning for women religious, sisters say

The main entrance to the Supreme Court (PA)

Supreme Court rules against Glasgow midwives

The court has rejected the case of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood who refused to be involved with abortion procedures

Copies of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of US communities of women religious (CNS)

Cardinal wants ‘self-assessment’ sparked by visitation to continue

Pakistani volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen (PA)

Catholic Church has joined the chorus of condemnation of the deadly attack by Taliban

Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius in Lithuania (CNS)

‘We’re in the front line, and Russia has made its intentions clear,’ says Archbishop of Vilnius

Hundreds of people left flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney (PA)

Archbishop Fisher speaks at memorial service after two hostages killed in deadly end to Sydney siege

Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz speaks as Sister Sharon Holland, president of the LCWR, and Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, co-ordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, listen during a the press conference for the release of the report (CNS)

Report of investigation into US communities of women religious released

Women religious join hands with others during Mass celebrated at the US-Mexico border in June (CNS)

Vatican release report on Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America

Cardinal Parolin and John Kerry met previously at the Vatican in January (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Mgr  John Armitage has been appointed the new Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (© Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols has praised Mgr Armitage for his ‘remarkable pastoral drive’