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Researchers have kept embryos alive in a laboratory for 13 days

Holy Father echoes Martin Luther King as he shares vision for continent

The centre, at Britain’s largest Catholic university, seeks to ‘bring the riches of Catholic teaching into the national conversation’

At a Year of Mercy service for those who weep the Pope said the ‘bitterest tears are caused by human evil’

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen will lead the Diocese of Parramatta

Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz said the rejection of lists of names showed ‘intolerable disrespect’ for a country’s Church

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Fr Alsabagh says all but the poorest have escaped the city and an ‘eerie silence, like a cemetery’, fills the streets

Bishops are to ask Catholics to join an Anglican week of prayer

The prime minister said ‘ethical issues’ must be taken into account