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The story has gone round the internet – but the archdiocese says it was a joke

A paper in the British Medical Journal calls for ‘new solutions’ and considers a ‘significant harm’ legal test

Chris Gard and Connie Yates said that their son’s case, like that of Alfie Evans, showed the need for a law which avoids ‘unnecessary conflicts’

The battle for Alfie

The Alfie Evans case has shaken Britain and the Church. It raises serious questions about whether the law needs to change

Britain’s great rosary revival

On Sunday April 29, more than 10,000 Catholics will gather around Britain’s coast to say the rosary

The move was opposed by mothers who kept their babies after receiving help from the vigils

The New York Times columnist on the marriage debate, the trouble with liberal theology, and his struggle with illness

The Vatican official criticised the ‘myopia’ of those making ‘continued attacks’ on Vatican rapprochement with China

A deal with China may involve cutting ties with a state Beijing sees as a rebel province

Benedict’s past statements mean his letter was inevitably of interest