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US Vice President Joe Biden  (AP)

Three bishops wrote a blog post responding to Joe Biden’s decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako: 'Submitting to frustration and despair is forbidden' (AP)

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Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, president of the Italian bishops' conference (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Bagnasco said same-sex unions had been put on a par with marriage and the difference was one of vocabulary

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (AP)

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal

Lutheran church leaders and officials in Trondheim, Norway, vote in favour of conducting same-sex weddings (CNS photo/Ole Martin Wold, EPA)

Bishop says politicians ‘may get aggressive’ over resistance to same-sex marriage

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

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has come under pressure over his handling of an abuse scandal in his Archdiocese of Lyon (AP)

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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

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

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP)

Notre Dame’s recent history shows what happens when a supposedly Catholic university puts academic prestige above its religious ethos