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Pope Francis places a candle on a birthday cake bearing his coat of arms during lunch with the poor at the Mensa di San Francesco Poverino, a charity centre run by Caritas, in Florence (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Labour, SNP and Conservative MPs have tabled a motion praising the Pope’s achievements

An engineering technician in the control room on board Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK's four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines (PA)

Ahead of Parliament vote on Trident renewal, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said deploying nuclear weapons ‘does not fit within the Just War tradition’

Cardinal Nichols (AP)

Cardinal Nichols said that international assistance is required in the Middle East

The House of Commons voted by 278 votes to 0, with backing from all major parties (PA)

The motion calls on the Government to table a resolution at the UN Security Council

The House of Commons has voted on the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Rob Marris presented his private member’s Bill in the House of Commons today

Ben Gummer arrives in Downing Street for a meeting with David Cameron (Photo: PA)

Catholic MP Ben Gummer said in 2008 that he was ‘personally and principally against abortion’

'The bishops’ 2015 letter the letter is of use to all voters – not just Catholics – in casting their votes this May' (PA)

The bishops’ 2015 letter reminds the reader that there is a moral obligation on all voters to exercise their franchise

'Yvette Cooper was was instrumental in defeating Fiona Bruce's amendment' (PA)

The UK abortion industry’s stranglehold on MPs is now so tight that even a modest clarification of an existing law was not possible

Shadow health minister Luciana Berger speaks in the House of Commons debate (PA)

Amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act passed in the House of Commons

'Amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act that would allow IVF clinics to replace an egg’s defective mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA from a female donor' (PA)

MPs will vote later today on whether to amendment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act