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'The most significant political, moral and social battle in 50 years is lurking on the horizon' (Photo: PA)

For the first time in my life I am voting Labour. This is why…

Pope Francis: 'True charity is a sharing which does not judge'  (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

In message for World Day of the Sick, Francis says time spent with the ill ‘is holy time’

Polly Toynbee says that a religious lobby is behind opposition to assisted suicide (PA)

People of all faiths and none oppose Lord Falconer’s Bill

Philippe, potrayed in the film Untouchable

Having lost everything, a French widower found comfort and revelation in St Paul

Richard Dawkins (AP)

If a world cleansed of imperfections is what we wish for then Dawkins, with his Down’s Syndrome outburst, has shown us the way.

A banner opposes the Assisted Dying Bill outside Parliament (@CNKAlliance)

What I learned from talking to passers-by outside Parliament as peers debated the Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/07/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the latest high-profile figure to come out in favour of changing the law (PA)

We’re running out of cash to care for a rising number of elderly people. That is why we are talking about ‘assisted dying’

Bishop Philip Egan

Bishop Egan says Falconer Bill would usher in a ‘catastrophic collapse of respect for human life’