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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

Pilgrims gather around the statue of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje (AP/Amel Emric)

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

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

Daniel McArthur of Ashers Bakers faces the media (PA)

Redefining marriage has had unintended consequences

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery (PA)

Neil Addison said that he was surprised by the ruling in the Ashers Bakery case

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’

Archbishop Eamon Martin (PA)

Archbishop Eamon Martin says says Church will put forward ‘a robust defence of the right to life’

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese (PA)

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

Syrian refugees rest while cooking a meal at an informal settlement in Lebanon (CNS)

If opposing factions fight themselves to a standstill in Syria a power-sharing deal might be the result

The Rev Ian Paisley holds up a sign denouncing St John Paul II during his 1998 speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg (CNS)

Rev Ian Paisley was buried after a private family funeral on Monday