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Ukrainian servicemen march with flags during the celebration of the  24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in Kiev (CNS)

Francis urged a ‘response to the humanitarian emergency in the country’ during his address to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student association TFP Student Action

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

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The Assisted Dying Bill will be debated on September 11 (PA)

Nearly 80 doctors have written to the Daily Telegraph to express their concerns ahead of House of Commons debate

Little Sisters of the Poor attend 2014 celebration of Fortnight for Freedom Mass in Baltimore (CNS)

One court said the Little Sisters of the Poor need not comply with its July ruling against them while the sisters appeal to the Supreme Court

Pope Francis at prayer (CNS)

The Holy Father prayed for catechists at the tomb of St Pius in St Peter’s Basilica

A poster proclaiming Vittorio Casamonica the 'king of Rome'

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

The replica of the Shroud of Turin

Barrie Schwortz, a leading expert on the Shroud, spoke at the event

A supporter of physician assisted suicide outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2005 (PA)

Prof William Toffler, a leading Oregon doctor, has said that ‘the sick and ageing deserve better’

The BBC Trust, the governing body of the BBC, has a "responsibility to get the best out of the BBC for licence fee payers". Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A public consultation found that religious programmes are the BBC’s least well received radio shows