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Objectors to assisted suicide law (PA/Andrew Milligan)

Judge Daniel Ottolia said it would cause ‘additional pain’ for patients if the bill was put on hold

Pope Francis speaks at a two-day summit of judges and magistrates at the Vatican (AP)

More than 100 officials and legal experts attended a summit sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Neil Addison

Neil Addison says schools maybe sued if a crime is committed following the implementation of the policy

Gov Phil Bryant (AP)

Gov Phil Bryant has signed into law the Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February (AP)

Those on the left often called Scalia, who was a devout Catholic, a danger to the separation of Church and State

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalising the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS)

Medical professionals in the country released a statement demanding a revision of legislation

'Far from empowering women, the 1967 Abortion Act has left a trail of destruction' (PA)

In 48 years since the passing of the Abortion Act around eight million abortions having been carried out in the UK

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

Last among equals?

Christian teachers, hoteliers and now cake-makers are being hauled before the courts in the name of equality. It’s time the law was more flexible in taking account of religious beliefs

Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’