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Ann Widdecombe is a convert to Catholicism (Photo: Simon Caldwell, St Gabriel News and Media)

The former Catholic MP said that the teaching caused huge distress

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal admits report was ‘composed under pressure’

Pope Francis (CNS)

God wants to see a faith that inspires action, says Francis in homily

The United Nations in session (PA)

‘Responsibility to protect’ must be part of ‘rule of law,’ says nuncio

The family synod in session (CNS)

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings

A worshipper holds a rosary inside the Basilica of the Holy Child in Tacloban, Philippines (CNS)

Prayers urged in wake of claims of Islamist threat to pontiff

Protesters face police gear during a rally for Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Archbishop Robert J Carlson calls on protesters to turn away from violence

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Joint statement says Palestinians right to statehood is ‘long overdue’

Pope Benedict XVI leads Mass and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Cofton Park in 2010 (CNS)

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010