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The example of Chiara Corbella Petrillo can transform us all

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its autumn assembly in Baltimore (CNS)

US bishops have issued an election-year guide addressing a broad range of issues

The US Supreme Court in Washington (CNS)

The legal case will be the first on abortion that the high court has taken in eight years

Pope Francis waves during a private audience with members of Italy's pro-life movements at the Vatican (CNS)

Never tire of defending those ‘who have the right to be born to life’, Francis tells activists

Cristiano Ronaldo donates £100,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (Photo: PA)

His story shows that footballing glory cannot buy you happiness

Chen Guangcheng (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

China’s one-child catastrophe

There are now 40 million more Chinese men than women, but a two-child policy will not end the human rights abuses caused by the original policy

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

China scraps one-child family policy

The ruling Communist Party has called time on the controversial policy amid concerns over its ageing population

'Far from empowering women, the 1967 Abortion Act has left a trail of destruction' (PA)

In 48 years since the passing of the Abortion Act around eight million abortions having been carried out in the UK

The introduction of  a module on fertility in SRE has been criticised by BPAS (PA)

A pilot-scheme due to be launched in schools in south London has been criticised by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service

MSPs gather at Holyrood (Photo: PA)

Abortion law to be devolved to Scotland

David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, says he cannot see a ‘convincing reason’ against devolution