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Lord Falconer will present the Bill to the House of Lords on Friday July 18

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Pope Francis (CNS)

The Church needs to spearhead a new approach to old age

The website of the Pontifical University Antonianum

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'A major problem facing the divorced is the fact that the automatic reception of Holy Communion, at every single Mass, has become an ingrained part of Catholic life' (CNS)

When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church

Jack MacDonald left millions to the Salvation Army (PA)

Two rich men demonstrate the importance of sharing wealth

Fr Adolfo Nicolás with Pope Francis in January (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Ernst von Freyberg, president of the Institute for Religious Works (AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (PA)

The Russian president is neither a Tsar or a Communist, but his foreign policy shows little difference from either

Pro-Life demonstrators in Texas (AP)

The US Supreme Court has ruled that pro-life advocates are entitled to stand outside abortion clinics

Fr Lombardi: Killings are 'a grave obstacle on the path towards peace' (AP)

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