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Pope Francis  (AP)

Pope spoke to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth

Politicians have complained to health secretary Jeremy Hunt over the move (PA)

MP says Britain risks ‘isolating itself from the rest of the world’

An embryo is analysed at a fertility centre in Glasgow (Photo: PA)

SPUC criticises plans to allow doctors in Britain to create babies with three genetic parents

The IVF process Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

With Sir Robert Edwards’s death we should still remember that ‘playing God’ brings problems

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life

The Pope is pictured with seminarians from England and Wales at Oscott College during his recent visit to Britain (Photo courtesy of Thepapalvisit.org.uk)

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Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan spent 13 years in prison under the Communist regime in Vietnam. (CNS photo by Neil Jacobs)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/10/10

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