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Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith

Caritas Social Action Network claims new measures will lead to an increase in child poverty

Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican initiates investigation criminal investigation into how he used the accounts

A baby giraffe (PA)

Father Adolfo Nicolas addresses thousands at Magis event

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

Pontiff spends a day visiting Castel Gandolfo

Relics of St Anthony are venerated at a parish in Chicago earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

A reliquary containing some of the saint’s skin will tour Britain and Ireland in the autumn

Bishop Philip Egan (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan expressed concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway in December

A man calls for the excommunication of US politician Nancy Pelosi (CNS)

The Church only ever uses the penalty as a last resort – a shock tactic to bring people back to God

Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Virginia Mayo/AP/Press Association Images)

Minister who rebelled faces expulsion from party

Mgr Keith Newton with other ordinariate priests at Our Lady of Assumption church in Soho (Photo: Lorna Moffat)

Catholics who are baptised but not confirmed can now become members

World Youth Day volunteers put up a poster in a building in Rio (CNS)

Organisers want to ensure disabled pilgrims are not ‘mere spectators’