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Cardinal Nichols (PA)

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a letter ahead of this year’s general election

Actor Mark Rylance inspects the First Folio with Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, the head of higher education at the  Globe, Francois Decoster, the mayor of Saint-Omer, and Dr Remy Cordonnier, the head of the ancient books collection at Saint-Omer public library (PA)

A recently discovered First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays will be exhibited next year at the Globe Theatre

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Assyrian Christians were taken after militants attacked villages

Mrs Bruce sought to change the law following revelations that some British doctors had agreed to requests to abortions because of the unborn child’s gender (PA)

Fiona Bruce’s amendment to the Serious Crime Bill has been voted down by the Commons

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India (CNS)

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June last year, was freed after intervention by the Indian government

A depiction of St Gregory of Narek

10th-century Armenian mystic, poet and monk St Gregory of Narek to be a Doctor of the Universal Church

A vote of Fiona Bruce MP's amendment will take place in the House of Commons today (PA)

The Trades Union Congress sent an email to MPs to ask them to oppose an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill today

St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Rome on high alert with Islamic State just 300 miles from Italy

Fiona Bruce MP

Fiona Bruce reacts angrily to claims by BPAS that a ban will encourage men to batter their pregnant wives and girlfriends

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ was abducted by Taliban gunmen in June last year