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Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company speak to the media at Belfast High Court (PA)

Peter Tatchell said that the ruling set a ‘dangerous’ precedent

Archbishop Christophe Pierre (CNS photo/Mario Armas, Reuters)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre celebrated Mass along the Arizona-Mexico border

A room is decorated with artwork and busts of popes at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

Visitors can now tour rooms in the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo, including the Pope’s bedroom and private study

ISIS fighters torched a sulphur plant south of Mosul (AP)

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s Square he was ‘pained by the cold blooded murder’ perpetrated in the Iraqi city by the terrorists

An improvised explosive device, reportedly planted by ISIS, explodes in front of Iraqi special forces vehicles near Mosul. (CNS/Reuters)

Archbishop Warda of Irbil said his country will require intervention in order to achieve reconciliation between the country’s divided groups

Pilgrims raise crucifixes as Pope Francis delivers his blessing at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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The House of Lords (PA)

A Bill to prevent late term abortions of disabled babies has moved to the next legislative stage

A nun confronts Bolivarian National Police officers as they block demonstrators during an opposition protest in Caracas last month (AP)

Venezuela’s new cardinal says the country’s politicians ‘can’t throw in the towel’

A village woman shows a picture of Guo Jincai after his ordination as bishop by the Chinese state church in 2010. According to reports, the bishop will soon be recognised by the Vatican (AP)

A breakthrough may be near in the long-running dispute between the Vatican and China

Claridges hotel in London, one of 10 hotels and restaurants involved in the scheme with local churches

Claridges is one of 10 local hotels and restaurants working with churches to feed the homeless