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Men mourn outside outside Our Lady of Salvation, the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad (Photo: CNS)

Syrian Catholic patriarch, meanwhile, attacks indifference of free world to suffering of Iraqi Christians

Nuns and bystanders are seen outside Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Dozens of Iraqi Catholics were killed yesterday after Islamic militants took worshippers hostage during Mass

Presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff speaks in the chapel of Belo Horizonte's Central Market (Agencia Estado via AP Images)

Pontiff urges Brazilian bishops to guide the faithful to oppose abortion

The New Humanist was critical of the papal visit to Britain

London meeting follows ‘rowdy’ public debate

Think tank warns MPs of dangers of US suicide law

Legal assisted suicide has lead to “doctor-shopping” in Oregon, a study for the new think-tank Living and Dying Well has claimed

Tariq Aziz in a courtroom in Baghdad (CNS photo/Reuters TV)

Archbishop Georges Casmoussa of Mosul says the killing of Tariq Aziz would be wrong

Pope Benedict XVI blesses a child as he leaves the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (Photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope: we can never give up on peace

Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’

Church in Britain must pay the Government back for its share of the papal visit costs by the end of the financial year

James MacMillan's new Mass setting was controversial among some Church officials (Photo: PA)

Scottish composer reveals ‘almighty row’ over his setting for the papal Masses in Glasgow and Birmingham

Legionaries of Christ seminarians lead the recessional during Mass at the Legion's Centre for Higher Studies in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal-designate De Paolis says that the Legion has survived the Fr Maciel crisis with its vitality intact