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The bill would give the state the most restrictive abortion law in America

Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill were found fatally stabbed in their home on August 25

Durant police surround Rodney Earl Sanders after his initial appearance in municipal court where he was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The nuns’ order has said it opposes the death penalty and said the sisters’ murders do ‘not demand revenge’

A man has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the killing of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill

The bodies of two nuns who served their community ‘faithfully for many years’ have been found at their home in Mississippi

Recent major court rulings may affect the work of the Church in the southern American state, says bishop

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

High profile corporations join coalition campaigning against legislation that would protect businesses objecting on religious grounds to same-sex marriages

Gov Phil Bryant signed the law allowing businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples