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Archbishop Peter Smith  (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Peter Smith discussed the upcoming referendum in an interview with Vatican Radio

A sign for an all-gender bathroom is displayed at the Naropa University Nalanda Campus in Boulder, Colorado (AP)

The chairmen of two US Catholic bishops’ committees have spoken out after the administration issued a directive last week

Northern Irish pro-life campaigners at a protest in 2012 (PA)

Elections to Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly take place on Thursday

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