The celebration of a Mass is not a service to its participants, and access to religious services or sacraments do not come within the ambit of the Equal Status Act, said WRC director-general Liam Kelly.
"Children born in Ireland, even those who spent nearly their entire life in the US, fared worse that those born in the US, potentially reflecting exposure to famine condition," say Vanderbilt University researchers.
International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.
“If you meet the criteria, if you have the regular documentation requested and you get a visa, a citizen must be free to leave.”
According to the Church in Chains Global Guide, the situation is noticeably worsening in India as Hindu extremists attack churches in rural areas every week and under President Xi’s religious clampdown in China.
“The Kurdish officials had assured us that they would not even look at the private [Catholic] schools, but they not only looked at them, they closed them.”
The 29 women who participated in the study said they “felt privileged to serve God and the people in their care”.
“Together across our community we might come together, each of us and all of us, from all sectors including the churches and acknowledge our part in the hurt, the grief and the pain of the past 48 plus years.”
“In a multicultural global society we are bound to have differences of appearance and dress and rather than creating a homogeneous look, it would be more beneficial if we created laws to co-exist.”
“I have 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren – I hope they grow up in a world where they won't face discrimination,” said Missy Collins of Pavee Point.
“The fact that a baker provides a cake for a particular team or portrays witches on a Halloween cake does not indicate any support for either” – Northern Ireland’s Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan.
Human rights groups believe Pakistan's blasphemy laws are often used to discriminate against religious minorities, such as the country's estimated three million Christians.
In several areas the Christian presence has become virtually extinct; elsewhere congregations have grown due to an influx of Christians fleeing violence.
Campaigners will gather today in front of the Chaldean Church of St George in Baghdad to protest.
"To know that the Holy Father is with us even when the Government does not appear to be with us, that is why we are so religious.”
Between November 2013 and October 2014, 4,344 Christians were killed “for reasons closely linked to their faith” and 1,062 churches were attacked.
Independent TD Mattie Mc Grath is seeking a discontinuation of the ‘incompatible with life’ label for children diagnosed with a life limiting condition.
Where laws enabling assisted suicide and euthanasia have been introduced, very quickly they are extended to those who are not terminally ill but disabled.
Christian-owned bakery found guilty of discrimination by Belfast court for refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.
The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.
UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, will meet Pope Francis in the Vatican later this month to issues including climate change.
Initiative aims to end disability discrimination caused by ‘incompatible with life’ label.
“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.
President and Foreign Affairs Minister attend National Holocaust Memorial Day to honour those who perished.
Church and civic leaders warn “These acts of violence are not isolated incidents."
Those with moral objections to any contraceptive methods ineligible for FSRH diploma.
Christians “remain the most persecuted religious group the world over."