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'The bishops’ 2015 letter the letter is of use to all voters – not just Catholics – in casting their votes this May' (PA)

The bishops’ 2015 letter reminds the reader that there is a moral obligation on all voters to exercise their franchise

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a letter ahead of this year’s general election

'Yvette Cooper was was instrumental in defeating Fiona Bruce's amendment' (PA)

The UK abortion industry’s stranglehold on MPs is now so tight that even a modest clarification of an existing law was not possible

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

Ukrainian government soldiers take a rest on the road between the towns of Dabeltseve and Artemivsk on Sunday (PA)

Bishops make plea for unity and independence for Ukraine

Bishop Sherrington condemned the move

Bishop John Sherrington says the Church remains opposed to procedures where the destruction of human embryos is part of the process

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Will Ukip get a foot in the door?

Nigel Farage’s ‘insurgent’ party is gaining a following among the faithful – much to the consternation of the bishops of England and Wales

Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi signed the bishops' statement (CNS)

Bishops say vaccines must be ‘appropriately tested and proven to be safe’

The synod fathers attending a session of the family synod (AP)

Reflections ‘will aid the process of true spiritual discernment that the Holy Father has asked the Church to engage in’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope addressed employees of the Italian Catholic bishops’ television station, TV 2000