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Print Edition: 24 October 2014

This week we bring you extensive coverage of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family including an eye witness account from Bishop Paul Butler on “the synod’s 15 most amazing minutes” and Mark Shea on why we shouldn’t panic about this moment in the Church’s history. Meanwhile R J Stove writes about the Catholic composer who […]

Spent cartridges lie on the ground in Benghazi, Libya (CNS)

Catholic clergy in eastern Libya vowed to continue ministering to local Church members

Taylor Swift (PA)

Pop star delighted with Boston College video in support of faith initiative

The Bill would clarify that sex-selective abortion is illegal (PA)

MPs to debate sex-selective abortion Bill

Fiona Bruce MP has initiated the Ten-Minute Rule Bill

Pope Francis addresses his general audience (CNS)

The Pope told those at his general audience that a jealous heart is like acid

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (PA)

Pope Francis to visit Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Asia Bibi

Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge

Islamic State fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

Pope Francis says situation of Christians in Middle East is ‘very close to my heart’

Pope Francis shares a word with Cardinal Nichols during the synod  (AP)

Cardinal Nichols urges faithful to ‘believe Francis’s own words’ at the end of the synod

Liberia has been devastated by the disease (CNS photo/Reuters handout via Ministry of Defense)

Prelate says whole families are being destroyed by the virus