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Assembly member Jimmy Gomez backed the new bill (AP)

Pro-lifers have urged Governor Jerry Brown to veto the bill, which has been approved by the assembly and the senate

Notre Dame Cathedral (CNS)

A document pledging loyalty to ISIS and belonging to the suspect was found after a standoff with police on Thursday night

New government proposals may pave the way for new Catholic free schools (PA)

The Government is to remove limits on faith-based selection, paving the way for new Catholic schools

A scene from the movie 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (CNS)

L’Osservatore Romano honoured the show on its 50th anniversary

There are believed to be 12 million Catholics in China (AP)

Coadjutor bishop arrested before he could take control of Wenzhou diocese, reports claim

Pope Francis greets Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, superior of the Benedictine order (CNS)

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Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor (CNS)

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was ‘more of a professor’ while Francis was a ‘man of practical reform’

Peter Seewald says a young Benedict XVI struggled with the idea of celibacy (AP)

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Chileans rally in Santiago to show support for life (CNS photo/Jane Chambers)

Santiago cardinal urges crowd to shout ‘yes’ to life

Eleven men lie prostrate during their ordination as priests  (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)

Two ordinations will take place at St Mary’s Shrine Church in Warrington in June