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The Pope prays at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII yesterday evening (AP)

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Fiona Bruce MP sponsored the Ten Minute Rule Bill (PA)

A new booklet written by a recently deceased priest shows us how

The House of Lords  rejected Lord Dear's wrecking amendment by 390 votes to 148 (Photo: PA)

A cross-bench peer has tabled a wrecking amendment to the Bill

The same-sex marriage Bill will arrive in the Lords on Monday (PA)

Letter claims that MPs’ future political careers were threatened before Commons vote

Francis Maude (Photo: PA)

Politicians like Francis Maude think the party should cling to the ‘spirit of the age’. Come the election they may be in for a shock

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Smith say the Bill is ‘far more profound than it first appears’

The State Opening of Parliament. The same-sex marriage Bill is likely to be included in the Queen's speech today (Photo: PA)

If his ‘gay marriage’ bill is in the Queen’s speech, he will lose the next election

Nigel Farage (Photo: PA)

Ukip policies are mostly either sensible or profoundly right. So until the Tories come to their senses I shall be voting for them

A priest holds an image of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Brazilian shrine (CNS)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/03/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Maria Miller addresses the House of Commons on same-sex marriage Photo: Press Association

Maria Miller tells Church all registrars must solemnise same-sex marriages