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Topic: religious freedom

Persecution of Christians worse than in early Church, says Francis

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

Church leaders welcome EU move to tie aid to religious freedom

The EU has adopted new guidelines on promoting religious freedom

Mr Cameron said that if necessary, he will legislate to make it clear that people can wear religious symbols at work. So: when’s he going to do it?

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

Pope says in Financial Times article: Christians are compelled to resist incursions of state

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

Is the Saudi-backed centre for interreligious dialogue a fig leaf for the west or a genuine step towards tolerance?

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

Catholics for Romney surely now has lift-off, with the announcement as his vice-presidential candidate of a faithful and pugnaciously pro-life Catholic

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

Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling strikes me as a serious blow to religious freedom

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

The clash between Obama and the Catholic Church, as seen by the BBC

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

New rules may spell the end for pro-life fertility care

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

Pope condemns persecution of Christians

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