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The Bill, to be introduced in the Commons in January, is the sixth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in a decade

Number of priestly ordinations expected to almost double in two years

Archbishop Mennini says ‘we must not lose hope in dialogue’ with the secular world

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Archbishops will also issue a pastoral letter about the importance of marriage to society

The US ordinariate has only just been founded: but already they have a principal church. Ours doesn’t: why is that?

Safeguarding commission attributes rise to papal visit, which encouraged people to come forward

Or is it still possible to work constructively with a secular Government?

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’