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American parish to build new village in Haiti in memory of priest

The late Fr Richard Martin blesses a new home in Haiti that his parish helped to build (Photo: CNS)

Village will be the 10th in Haiti the parish has helped to create

Britain’s leading Catholic library closes today amid uncertain future

The Catholic National Library contains rare 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets as well as first editions of works by writers such as Evelyn Waugh and G K Chesterton (Photo: CNS)

Catholic National Library at Farnborough to close because of a shortage of volunteers

Family synod: proposals to come in 2015

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience on Wednesday (CNS)

The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican in October

Pope Francis urges Christians in the Middle East to keep faith

Israeli President Shimon Peres, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople planting an olive tree in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

British high court rejects challenges to assisted suicide laws

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide