A year ago Pope Francis made an historic pilgrimage to Iraq. Journalist John Cookson covered the visit for the Catholic Herald and now he's returned to discover if the papal visit has changed the lives of the country's beleaguered Christians. This is the first of two reports.
The General Medical Council has dramatically lifted restrictions on a Catholic doctor banned from helping women “reverse abortions” after they changed their minds during the procedure. Caseworkers for the GMC dismissed every allegation against Dr Dermot Kearney, a past president of the Catholic Medical Association, and concluded that there is no case to answer. They
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