Australian MPs pass same-sex marriage bill

Australia’s parliament has voted to introduce same-sex marriage – and rejected every amendment tabled to protect religious freedom. According to the country’s Daily Telegraph, free speech protections could be considered again at a later date.

Bone of St Nicholas found to be correct age

A fragment of bone believed to belong to St Nicholas has been radiocarbon tested at Oxford University and found to date from the 4th century.

Italian bishop criticises Nativity with dinghy

Bishop Ernesto Vecchi has criticised a Nativity in Castenaso, Italy, for replacing a crib with a dinghy to highlight the migrant crisis.

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