New saints include Elizabeth of the Trinity

Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French Carmelite mystic and writer, has been declared a saint. Pope Francis also canonised six others on Sunday, including Guillaume-Nicolas-Louis Leclercq, martyred during the French Revolution after refusing allegiance to the regime.

Bishops still support stricter abortion laws

Poland’s bishops have reiterated support for pro-life controls, after parliamentarians voted down a new abortion ban. Life “shouldn’t be the object of political bargains”, said the bishops’ bioethics spokesman.

Poor Clares clarification

The Poor Clares of Arundel have asked us to clarify that the photo in last week’s issue shows a Poor Clare Sister from a different community.

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