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Salman Taseer, right, Governor of Punjab Province, listens to Asia Bibi, left, at a prison near Lahore. Bibi continues to deny blasphemy charges on which she was convicted to death in 2010 (AP)

An ‘ethical foreign policy’ would take action against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

BBC Broadcasting House (PA)

A public consultation found that religious programmes are the BBC’s least well received radio shows

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

The Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle Thursday, May 29, 2014, where Pastor James McConnell made comments about Muslims on Sunday (PA)

Pastor James McConnell is entitled to say politically incorrect things from the pulpit

Benedict XVI arrives at Cofton Park, Birmingham, for the beatification of Cardinal Newman (AP)

Ten years ago today Benedict began his transformative papacy

The Every Man Remembered Sculpture is unveiled in Trafalgar Square (PA)

Our way of dealing with death is to stand in respectful silence and watch the Queen

The Congregation for Divine Worship has suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity (CNS)

The liturgy does not belong to us but the Church

Terry Sanderson of the NSS

The National Secular Society want secularism, but what does that mean?

The late Cardinal Jozef Glemp (CNS photo from Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/01/13

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

A scene from the Protest the Pope march last September (PA photo)

The papal visit gave a boost to Humanism

Catholics were thrilled by Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Britain. A leading Humanist journalist tells Ed West that secularists were too