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The bishops were invited to the consecration of the new St Thomas Cathedral, Syriac Orthodox Church (PA)

The bishops were refused entry due to fears that they might not return home

St John Paul II (CNS)

Freedom without the underpinning of clear and absolute values is not freedom at all

Tickets for the ecumenical event in Malmö are being sold for €10 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/10/16

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

Members of the French Council of the Muslim Faith 'will visit the Vatican on November 3' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/10/16

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

Merchandise on sale at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool (PA)

A Catholic in Corbyn’s Labour

Could Corbyn’s leadership be good news for Catholic Labour voters?

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria (Gareth Gatrell/ITV)

Victoria was by no means a model constitutional monarch, but she remains a fascinating figure in British history

Sally Axworthy

Sally Axworthy replaces Nigel Baker as ambassador

A memorial to unborn children is pictured outside a Catholic church in Alexandria, Virginia (CNS)

The faithful in America has embraced these memorials. Catholics in Britain should do the same

Polish president Andrzej Duda is concerned by the recent rise in xenophobic attacks  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has asked Cardinal Nichols to support better protections for Poles

Syrian refugee child Ali from Aleppo, works at a clothing workshop in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey (AP)

The Community Sponsorship scheme allows groups, such as churches, to help integrate refugees into Britain