Faith leaders meet ‘insensitive’ government over reopening places of worship

By Tim Wyatt 15 May 2020 The British government, accused of lacking sensitivity towards religious practices, will receive faith leaders today (15 May)  to discuss the gradual reopening of places of worship. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, expressed his concern on the BBC’s Today programme, saying “the issues […]

Re-opening Synagogues with Caution

By Lianne Kolirin Britain’s synagogues will remain closed well beyond government guidance to reopen, following a message of “extreme caution” from the Chief Rabbi. If returning to normal too soon, synagogues – or shuls, as often referred to – could become “a hub for the virus to reappear”, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has warned. The Jewish […]

Religion news 14 May

The economic damage of the coronavirus continues to affect many religious bodies. The Catholic Church worldwide is suffering. In the USA more than 13,000 parishes have applied for government relief, the Washington Post reports. They are dependent on contributions from the pews to a much greater extent than the Church of England, which has managed […]