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Pro-lifers call on Government to act after evidence of sex-selective abortions

Pro-life groups have voiced their alarm at evidence of sex-selective abortions in the UK.

Michael Gove has dismissed a complaint from Brendan Barber, head of the TUC (PA photo)

Head of Trade Union Congress condemns booklet as homophobic and criticises Education Secretary for ‘lack of concern’

Security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast in Aleppo, Syria (CNS photo/SANA handout via Reuters)

Archbishop of Damascus says that Catholics say goodbye to each other after Mass, uncertain whether they will meet again

Benedict XVI presents a red biretta to Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI creates 22 new cardinals

The Pope tells cardinals that love and service, not an air of greatness, are to mark their lives

A worshipper receives ashes in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Archbishop of Westminster has launched a Lenten resource to help Catholics in their call to holiness

Catholic Comment will be similar to successful UK media-trained lay group established before Papal Visit

Students defy pro-abortion motion

Students at University College London will defy a motion which forces pro-life societies hosting discussions on abortion to invite a pro-choice speaker.

Bishop Gassis celebrates Mass in exile in Kenya in 2005 (CNS photo by Deacon Greg LaFreniere, Long Island Catholic)

Bishop Gassis says people in his diocese are dying from starvation and a government bombing campaign

Mgr Keith Newton presides at a service marking the first anniversary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Ordinariate members had hoped for final approval within two years

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