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The Pontiff pictured at today's general audience (PA photo)

Pope says there is no future without children

Benedict XVI also urges support for large families at weekly general audience

A delegation of British Ministers pictured with Archbishop Nichols in Rome (Photo: Cabinet Office)

Archbishop of Westminster says intolerance is preventing believers from contributing to Britain

The flags of the Holy See and Great Britain

Statement issued after official visit to Rome by delegation of British Ministers

Ramsgate treasures saved for Church

Monstrance and chalice among items that will be returned to Pugin’s church in Ramsgate

Lawyer Jeff Anderson represented the plaintiff (AP)

Lawyer for the Holy See says claim was ‘a misuse of judicial process’

Wembley Arena (Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA)

Event inspired by Papal Visit has already sold 7,000 tickets

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan on CBS This Morning (CNS)

Head of US bishops’ conference says doubts whether the White House is open to compromise

Lord Nicholas Windsor, with wife Lady Paola Windsor, at last year's royal wedding David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Lord Nicholas Windsor attacks legacy of “defeatist, unjust” 1967 Abortion Act in outspoken Catholic Herald interview

A nun prays at a penitential vigil at Rome's St Ignatius church, held for participants of the symposium (PA photo)

Mgr Scicluna says existing canon law should be used to punish Church leaders who are negligent

A woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass in Washington last year (Photo: CNS)

In his Lenten message the Pope warns against ‘spiritual anaesthesia’ which numbs people to suffering