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Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz will prepare to debate the "Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence" (PA)

The bishops said the convention blamed the communities of marriage and family for all violence

People gather at the site of an October 2 car bomb attack that killed 11 people in Baghdad (CNS)

The Pope has convened a Vatican summit on the Middle East

Pope Francis (PA)

More than 360 people were killed after a boat capsized and sank near Lampedusa

A prayer card promoting the canonisation cause of Father Augustus Tolton (CNS)

Cardinal George closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton on September 29

About 100 Catholic youths pray for democracy outside Hong Kong's government headquarters building (CNS)

Cardinal John Tong Hon urges authorities to ensure safety of demonstrators

The retired cardinal said married priests could solve the problem of priests shortages in some dioceses (©Mazur/

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor added that celibacy had been a gift to the Church

Pope Francis (AP)

The Church must show that the family is a great gift, the Vatican says

Bishop John Arnold (Mazur/

In May 2010, Bishop John Arnold told Luke Coppen that his path to the priesthood wasn’t nearly as straightforward as it seems

Bishop John Arnold  (Mazur/

Bishop John Arnold will succeed Bishop Terence Brain

Bishop Kieran Conry  (Mazur/

Bishop Conry resigned after admitting to a six-year affair