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A shot from the Amnesty campaign film

Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland

Giles Fraser said that we must learn to worship in tents not temples (PA)

The Reformation with its attendant iconoclasm stripped England of much of its numinosity

Pope Francis arrives for the morning session of the synod on Tuesday (CNS)

In a surprise speech to the synod, Francis said the ‘Catholic doctrine on marriage has not been touched or put into question’

Newly married couples kneel as Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

By the time young Catholics reach university so many are ill-equipped to relate their faith to their lives

By 2115, the priesthood may have undergone its most radical change for centuries (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A century from now Catholics are likely to be the country’s largest Christian body. But the priesthood, the Mass and the laity may look startlingly different to today

St Peter's Square  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Corrine Barber, from Scotland, has been given a prognosis of five to twelve months to live

Cardinal Laszlo Paskai passed away on August 17 (CNS)

The cardinal led the Catholic Church in Hungary as the country moved from communism to democracy

The Very Rev Andrew McLellan has led the inquiry into the Church's handling of abuse cases in Scotland (PA)

The McLellan Commission was created in 2014 to investigate how the Scottish Church handled abuse cases

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham during a hustings in Nottingham (PA)

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith

Boy Scouts from troop 172 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PA)

The ruling does not affect decisions about leaders made by local troops