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Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, has written a report on the corporation’s religious programming for director general Lord Hall

Pope tells faithful at Pentecost Mass, ‘We were made to be God’s children’

The defence spending bill refers specifically to Christians as a group that should be supported in the Middle East

Gov Robert Bentley signed a second bill that prohibits abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of schools

Fr Laurence Soper was arrested in 2010 but disappeared after failing to answer bail

Thousands took part in the annual National March for Life in Ottawa

Pope Francis met the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders at the Vatican last week

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

But the Church in Burma grew ‘even amid the most suffocating oppressions’, Cardinal Bo said