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Protestors gather outside the Senate Chamber during a hearing on a religious freedom bill at the Statehouse in Indianapolis (PA)

This debate pits the newest freedom, so-called “marriage equality”, in direct conflict with the oldest

The Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri

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

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The nuns are one of several groups arguing that contraceptive mandate would oblige them to violate their consciences

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal at a press conference to announce his vetoing of the bill (PA)

More than 500 companies, including Disney and Coca-Cola, urged Gov Deal’s veto

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Leaked Government plans include proposal to sack charity trustees deemed ‘extremist’

Archbishop Paul Gallagher greets Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, in March (CNS)

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French president François Hollande meets Pope Francis in January 2014 (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)

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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?