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Disability rights campaigners lead a rally against the assisted suicide bill, that will be debated in the House of Lords in Westminster, London.

Life in Christ is valuable in all its forms

An armed police officer climbs stairs at the hotel where 17 people died in Sevare, Mali, on August 11 (CNS)

Catholic Relief Services worker calls for united effort to combat extremism in the north African country

Pope Francis is expected to highlight his views on climate change during his visit to the country in September (PA)

New poll suggests that only 43 per cent of American Catholics agree that climate change is a moral issue

Rescuers stand near damaged vehicles close to the site of the explosions in Tianjin (CNS)

The Tianjin Diocesan Social Service Centre provided 60 volunteers to assist in the emergency response to last week’s explosions

Dr McLellan was asked to come up with proposals to make Scotand's Catholic Church 'a safe place for all'

Dr Andrew McLellan has led an independent review of how the Church handles allegations of abuse

A group of teenage girls at a Leicester Square premiere (PA)

Underage girls are being fitted with contraceptive implants without parental consent: this has to stop

Rome’s most famous clerical outfitter displays three sizes of papal cassock (CNS)

Are you more Catholic than Francis?

In the internet age everyone can be their own pope. But asserting one’s own authority to pronounce on authentic Church teaching is a dangerous business

Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur/

Archbishop Peter Smith has released a statement warning of the dangers of changing the law

A true English gentleman: Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta (CNS)

Have posh Catholics had their day?

Once these grand, aristocratic families wielded influence in spades; now you’re more likely to see them mucking in at church fetes than bending the ear of the Nuncio

Catholics in the Philippines greet Pope Francis during his visit to the country (CNS)

A presidential official has said that same-sex marriage by Filipinos in a foreign country will not be recognised in the Philippines.