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Cardinal Sarah speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (CNS)

The cardinal said divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage hurt children and make it harder to discover God’s love

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (AP)

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal

Cardinal Coppa receives the red hat from Benedict XVI in 2007 (AP)

Globe-trotting Cardinal Coppa was a Latin expert at the Second Vatican Council

A man enters Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York (AP)

Pfizer has said it will restrict the availability of drugs that might be used to make compounds for lethal injections to US government agencies

Jon Rogers, a spokesman for St Frances X Cabrini, walks past a stained glass window at the church (AP)

Protestors had hoped to reverse a decision by the Archdiocese of Boston to close St Frances X Cabrini church

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin will not be testifying on behalf of Francesca Chaouqui

Pope Francis prays during the opening session of the Italian Episcopal Conference (AP)

Pope Francis opened the Italian bishops’ conference annual assembly in the Vatican

A sign for an all-gender bathroom is displayed at the Naropa University Nalanda Campus in Boulder, Colorado (AP)

The chairmen of two US Catholic bishops’ committees have spoken out after the administration issued a directive last week

The Royal College of Midwives is backing a campaign led by the abortion provider BPAS (PA)

The RCM’s new policy on abortion was formally announced in a statement published last week

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The justices have asked the lower courts to take another look at the issue