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Statement issued after official visit to Rome by delegation of British Ministers

Baroness O'Cathain tabled a motion to overturn civil partnerships regulations during a debate in the Lords last week (Photo: PA)

Government Minister says that no churches or other religious premises will be forced to host civil partnership ceremonies

Nick Clegg delivers the annual Demos Lecture at Westminster Central Hall in London today (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

It’s all so outdated, now the research shows how much more stable marriage is than cohabitation

Archbishop Nichols says families are facing 'enormous pressure' (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols urges MPs and peers to listen to experts in the field of Catholic social care

We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster

Dr Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, talks to Margaret Thatcher in 1983 (PA photo)

The archbishop’s arguments were derived from Left-wing politics, not the Christian religion

The Houses of Parliament (PA photo)

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

Dr Rowan Williams says the Coalition Government is introducing radical, long-term policies 'for which no one voted' (PA photo)

That’s a nuisance; it means that our own bishops will now be cautious when they ought to speak out

Archbishop Nichols talks to another speaker at the conference (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’

Catholic voluntary leaders at Liverpool Hope University meet to discuss a new 'culture of social responsibility' (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Imaginative Catholics can help to secure a new civil settlement for our times, says Greg Clark