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The Pope talks to the Cardinals before the Synod

The Church is accused of being ‘out of touch’ in the results of a Church wide survey looking at family and married life

New Extremism Disruption Orders should be applied to those who “teach”  Christian views about marriage in the classroom (PA)

Mark Spencer MP wants to introduce banning orders which would prevent schools teaching about the Christian definition of marriage

Daniel McArthur of Ashers Bakers faces the media (PA)

Redefining marriage has had unintended consequences

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery outside Belfast County Court (PA)

Ashers Bakery refused to make a cake with an image of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie and the phrase, ‘Support gay marriage’

'We have fallen into a hysteria about our children – which dictates that parents and the state must battle for control and culpability' (PA)

Under the terms of the proposed ‘Cinderella law’ parents could face up to ten years in prison for ’emotional neglect’

Pope Francis covered topics including Curial reform and gay marriage in interview

Pope Francis gives exclusive interview to Jesuit priest

Ben Summerskill receiving an OBE in 2009 (Johnny Green/PA)

In the first of our interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the Stonewall chief executive explains his views on same-sex marriage, the adoption agencies and Soho Masses

The Archbishop of Canterbury said he regularly deals with he dealt with issues of child sex abuse  (PA)

The contribution of the Anglican bishops was feeble: what are they there for?

The House of Lords  rejected Lord Dear's wrecking amendment by 390 votes to 148 (Photo: PA)

Protection for religious organisations and individuals is imperative, bishops insist

Police officers stand guard in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral on Tuesday (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Historian shot himself in apparent protest at gay marriage