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Pope Francis kisses a baby during this week's audience (CNS)

Francis gives message ahead of World Youth Day

MPS have proposed new sex education guidelines (PA)

Catholic Education Service backs call for schools to regularly consult parents on sex education programmes

Cardinal George Allencherry and Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday (AP/Saurabh Das)

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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

Men in the Egyptian village of el-Aour mourn the deaths of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS (PA)

Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza echoed Pope Francis by hailing the 21 Coptic Christians killed by ISIS as martyrs

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

Newly married couples kneel during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Bishop Mark Davies has encouraged the faithful to ‘speak up for marriage’

An embryologist at a clinic in south London (PA)

A scheme for the harvesting of female eggs follows the House of Commons approval of Government regulations to permit ‘three-parent IVF’

A man is comforted as he mourns the murder of the  Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS terrorists (PA)

Egypt bomb ISIS targets in Libya

Two waves of air strikes targeted training camps and weapon storage areas

Pope Francis (PA)

Pope Francis invited to visit Scotland

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland issued invite during Vatican meeting