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Queen Elizabeth II pictured during a visit to the Prince's Trust Centre in Kennington (PA)

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales release Prayer for the Queen to be recited at Masses on June 11-12

Canada’s House of Commons in Ottawa

The legislation sets out conditions under which seriously ill and dying adults may seek medical help to end their lives

Confessions are said to have increased across England and Wales (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Cardinal Nichols noted that there had been a significant increase in Catholics receiving the sacrament in the last six months

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta welcome Pope Francis to the Nairobi airport in november 2015 (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

‘The majority of Kenyans are wallowing in poverty and are unable to meet their basic needs,’ the bishops said in a statement

Local elections will take place across Scotland on 5 May (PA)

A letter signed by the Bishops of Scotland instructs Catholics to have ‘greater participation in the political process’

The amendment would allow asylum seekers, whose applications had not been processed within six months, to begin working despite their legal status (PA)

CSAN has endorsed Lord Alton’s proposed amendment to the Immigration Bill

The Altoona-Johnstown diocese adminstration building (AP)

A state grand jury found two former bishops helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 clergy over a 40-year period in Altoona-Johnstown diocese

Victims' pictures are displayed on a table in Sarajevo as people watch a TV broadcast of the international tribunal  that convicted Radovan Karadzic of genocide  (CNS)

The 40-year sentence for Radovan Karadzic ‘won’t solve our problems’ , a spokesman for the country’s bishops has said

Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates at Rebibbia prison in Rome last year (CNS)

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Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit to the cathedral in Mexico City (AP)

The archdiocesan publication asked whether the Pope had been properly briefed on Mexican matters prior to his visit