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Liz Dodd meets the Oxford family behind the long-awaited British version of the Magnificat monthly prayer book

Catholic Care appeals after Charity Commission twice rejects application to assess only married heterosexuals and single people as adopters

The Madrid World Youth Day in 2011 will be ‘fully immersed in the internet’, say organisers

Europe’s leading human rights group considers moves to stop doctors refusing to be involved in abortions

St Gertrude of Helfta was a German Benedictine, mystic, and theologian

Vatican has its own bank to ensure independence and save costs

IVF pioneer opened ‘wrong door’ in fight against infertility, says president of the Pontifical Academy of Life

Pontiff speaks out against the ‘path of death’ of organised crime

Pope visits Sicily

Pope Benedict XVI condemns the mafia during a one-day trip to Palermo in Sicily

Pope Benedict XVI tells young people during a one-day trip to Sicily: ‘Don’t be afraid to fight evil’