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Francis tells the faithful that families bring needed values and a humanising spirit to society

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are concerned about the growing decline

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told Vatican Radio that discussions have got off to a good start

The winner of the prize will be announced on Friday

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/10/15

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There are currently 50 conflicts worldwide, despite the work of the agency

The troubled country is home to second-largest Catholic population

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau said, where possible, women should be given higher positions in the Church

In a surprise speech to the synod, Francis said the ‘Catholic doctrine on marriage has not been touched or put into question’

California will become the fourth American state to legalise physician assisted-suicide