Pope Francis met Tony Blair during a general audience in St Peter’s Square last week.

Mr Blair, who became a Catholic after stepping down as prime minister, expressed his concern for minorities in the Middle East. The two leaders asked for each other’s prayers.

The meeting took place on the day of the funeral of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who received Mr Blair into the Church.

Abortion clinics to be given Ofsted-style ratings

Pro-lifers have given a mixed response to a new “Ofsted-style” ratings system for abortion clinics.

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