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Anti-government protestors block a road and burn tires during a protest against a new law that could delay elections  (AP Photo/John Bompengo)

The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference has called for respect for the democratic process in order to stop violent protests

Young anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate at the gates of Downing Street in central London after the UK voted to leave the European Union. (PA)

Have you ever looked at a newsstand and all the headlines objectively and wondered what kind of a society we have become?

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster at the closing synod session (CNS)

The cardinal said Britain must now ‘work hard to show ourselves to be good neighbours’

Syrian children stand at a fence at a refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey (CNS photo/Sedat Suna, EPA)

Britain will now accept thousands of unaccompanied children from refugee camps

A scientist at work during an IVF process (PA)

The latest Government statistics reveal that the number of embryos destroyed for IVF has now reached 2,227,972

A procession led by Bishop Michael Campbell to the Ladyewell Shrine  (Ladyewell Shrine archives)

St Mary’s, Fernyhalgh and the Ladyewell Shrine will be run by two priests from the Institute of the Holy Family Fathers and Brothers of the Youth

The Pope with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  (PA)

Pope Francis’s initiative may not work immediately but it is an important first step