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Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

Pope Francis says there are more martyrs today than in pre-Constantine days

European Union flags wave in Brussels (AP)

The EU has adopted new guidelines on promoting religious freedom

Shirley Chaplin poses with her crucifix necklace (Photo: PA)

Three out of four claimants who say their religious rights have been infringed have been rejected by Strasbourg. What about them, Mr Cameron?

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at St Patrick parish in the eastern suburbs of Rome (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says Christians cannot collude with anything that undermines ‘noble vision of human destiny’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the launch of the centre (Photo courtesy of KAICIID)

The centre, based in Vienna, might actually be illegal in Saudi Arabia itself

Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan (Photo: AP)

Paul Ryan, Romney pointedly announced, is ‘a faithful Catholic’ who ‘believes in the worth and dignity of every human life’

The Royal Courts of Justice, home to the Court of Appeal (Photo: PA)

If the judgment is upheld, canon law is to be replaced by employment law

A sign at a religious freedom rally in Phoenix, Arizona (CNS photo)

The heart and soul of one particular Radio 4 programme was not on the side of the bishops

Life Fertility Care may be forced to close if new GMC guidelines are approved

A pro-life charity will be forced to close its fertility care services if new medical guidelines are approved

Benedict XVI has paid tribute to murdered Pakistani politician Shahbaz Bhatti (Photo: PA)

In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere