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Ireland: abortion legislaton is passed

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

Minister who rebelled faces expulsion from party

Pope Francis allows Catholics to join the ordinariate

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 to assist pilgrims with special needs

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

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

UN asks Vatican to account for every abuse allegation it has received

Giuseppe Dalla Torre, president of the Vatican City State court, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

UN committee that monitors compliance with a children’s rights convention points to ‘list of issues’

Pope Francis approves updating of criminal laws for Vatican City State

Pope Francis (AP)

Laws on child abuse and terrorism funding tightened from September