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The Philippines Islamists reportedly warned a bishop they would kill their hostages unless the military called off its offensive

The 10 men are expected to be ordained as priests next year

The bishops said euthanasia ‘attacked the very foundations of our civilisation’

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She will be the first Catholic in the White House since President John F. Kennedy

Francis discussed ‘the promotion of peace in the world’ with the US president

The Vatican said it hoped for ‘serene collaboration’ with the US on a number of issues

The shrine is designed to recall a particular Marian devotion held by the people of Shrewsbury before the Reformation

Bishop Philip Egan said the document includes ‘quite a bit of cut and paste’ from materials produced by Stonewall and LGBT Youth Scotland

The Pope said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the loss of life and invoked God’s blessing upon the nation