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A house near Zurich, Switzerland, where Dignitas operates (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

The number of euthanasia deaths in Switzerland rose by a third last year

Dignitas in Switzerland run by Ludwig Minelli (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable status

Theresa May walks in a forest with her husband Philip at the start of a summer holiday in the Alps in Switzerland (AP photo)

Mountain holidays are biblically inspired and have been the refuge of several saints – not least St Pope John Paul II

The Dignitas Centre (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

The number of suicides have gone from 416 cases in 2011 to 1,004 last year

Journalist and theologian Anne Burgmer is heading up the service reaching out to sex workers

Service was inspired by Pope Francis’s call to go out to the marginalised

The Pope will visit  Italy on the annual day for Christian-Jewish dialogue (CNS)

Pope to visit Rome’s Jewish community

Pope Francis will be the third pope to visit Rome’s synagogue

A nun prays the Rosary (CNS photo/Massimiliano Migliorato, Catholic Press Photo)

Please support the Dominicans as they approach this milestone in their history

A 'Taefeli-Meedli' , a woman dressed in traditional clothes takes part at a Corpus Christi procession in the Swiss city of Appenzell. AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza

The feast day often sees church-goers dress in traditional attire as they process through the streets

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops' conference (CNS)

German, Swiss and French bishops wanted to ‘enrich thinking’ about the foundations of the synod

A scene from the EXIT ADMD film

A film presented by EXIT highlights the importance of offering solace to those who have lost the will to live