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A sign with a crucifix and rosary are seen during a pro-life demonstration July 10 outside the Irish Parliament in Dublin ahead of a vote to allow limited abortion in Ireland. (CNS)

The pro-life battle is a spiritual one

Archbishop Gomez (Photo: PA)

App offers a database of crisis pregnancy centres

Young people hold signs in Washington yesterday (CNS)

Crowds brave big chill to March for Life

Sub-zero temperatures fail to deter young crowd

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff’s comments in his ‘state of the world’ address gave socialists and humanists a chance to engage with his criticism of our throwaway culture

Pope Francis poses with the ambassadors to the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Pope made the comment during his ‘state of the world’ address to the diplomatic corps

The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (PA)

Campaigning against abortion leaves Catholics open to hostility, but that’s more reason to take up the placards and join a prayer-vigil

Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan has proved himself in tune with the Pontiff’s pronouncement on abortion in Evangelii Gaudium

Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Father Kevin Doran reveals why he quit the board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Pope Francis: 'A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development' (PA)

Pope writes that the faithful have ‘obligation to defend those whose basic right to life is under attack’

The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, were employed as “labour ward co-ordinators” (PA)

These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help