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Pope Francis speaking to the Council of Europe

Pope speaks for the second time during his day-long visit to Strasbourg

Jim Dobbin: A staunch defender of the unborn

The Labour MP, who died on a trip to Poland, was at the forefront of efforts to defend life in Britain

Vatican official Mgr Ettore Balestrero discusses the Council of Europe report (AP)

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The Pope pictured during Mass at St Peter's Cathedral, Frascati (AP)

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Cardinal Bertone pictured with Pope Benedict in Milan earlier this month (AP)

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The Council of Europe's plenary room in Strasbourg (AP)

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The Council of Europe, which has ruled that euthanasia must always remain illegal Photo: Fourmy Mario/ABACA/Press Association Images

Strasbourg-based organisation announces that assisted suicide “must always be prohibited”

Rabbi David Rosen greets the Pope at the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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The plenary room of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (Photo: PA)

Members roundly rejected a resolution to strip doctors of their rights to opt out of abortions

Thorbjørn Jagland, the Norwegian general secretary of the Council of Europe, addresses the assembly (AP Photo)

New move to restrict rights of conscience

Europe’s leading human rights group considers moves to stop doctors refusing to be involved in abortions