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Gov Phil Bryant (AP)

Gov Phil Bryant has signed into law the Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act

Cardinal Dolan (CNS)

The Archbishop of New York says new drug guidelines will open ‘an ever-widening door to abortion’

A group of Polish bishops gather pictured in 2013 (AP)

The bishops have called for the permanent ban to mark Poland’s conversion to Christianity

Jeremy Irons (AP)

Abortion is a sin, says Jeremy Irons

The actor discussed the Catholic Church in an interview with the Guardian

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP)

Notre Dame’s recent history shows what happens when a supposedly Catholic university puts academic prestige above its religious ethos

We can pray for atheists without telling them about it (PA)

How I got through to an atheist

We must always have compassion for atheists because they do not know God

A father helps his son drive a kids' electric car in a fai ground in Dafeng, in east China's Jiangsu province (AP)

The 1980 law was insanely cruel. Now it turns out to have been unnecessary

Carmelite sisters leave a polling station in Ireland (AP)

The plea from Ireland’s four archbishops comes ahead of Friday’s general election

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. A bad word from the Pope won't have harmed his cause (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The pro-immigration pope makes a perfect foil to the nativist politician

Attempts to make abortion more widely available were voted down at Stormont (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Legislation would have liberalised law in case of fatal abnormalities, rape and incest