The United States has been joined by 26 other countries in a new International Religious Freedom Alliance that seeks to reduce religious persecution across the globe.
An Italian bishop has ranted against the “vulgar and blasphemous” depictions of Christ presented by “liberal intellectuals”.
A French archbishop has expressed his “sadness” at the secularist disruption of a live Nativity in Toulouse, leading to the event’s cancellation.
A German expert is defending a controversial crucifix in a Mönchengladbach church with a headless lamb carcass for the body of Christ.
A court has told a Czech cardinal he must rise above blasphemous “insults” contained in a theatre play for the sake of democracy and freedom of expression.
An Italian who compared the Catholic Church to a “men-only… masochist club” has been convicted and fined 4,000 euros for blasphemy.