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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