Morning News Report

Religion news 23 October

Former Bishop of Chester abused 18 people; Vatican renews agreement with China over the appointment of bishops; Bill to allow humanist weddings presented to the Commons

Religion news 22 October

Pope Francis supports same sex civil unions; Bishop of London urges government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic at local level; Three social media giants take action against holocaust deniers and hate speech

Religion news 21 October

Concern at anti Islam sentiments following teacher beheading in France; Stop speaking out or face disestablishment, Bishops warned; Global faith leaders call, once more, for world peace.

Religion news 20 October

Archbishop warns the union of the UK is at stake because of the internal markets bill; Places of worship in Wales close for two weeks; Muslim associations raided in France

Religion news 19 October

Archbishops warn of dangerous precedent if UK breaks international law; Peerage snub for John Sentamu “institutional prejudice”; French teacher killed for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed

Religion news 16 October

Religious groups in New York argue against Covid-19 restrictions in court; Leicester acquires its first Hindu Temple; Church of England offers ‘Comfort and Joy’ this Christmas

Religion news 15 October

G20 Interfaith Forum considers faith contribution to global political challenges; CofE anti racism taskforce chair says it’s time for urgent action; Sir Cliff Richard, pop’s most famous Christian ambassador, is 80.

Religion news 14 October

The next sex abuse inquiry will be on the treatment of LGBT+ in the church; Paganism a growing religion in Iceland; Children’s prayer mat invented for Welsh Muslim boy goes global

Religion news 13 October

Places of worship braced for change with new coronavirus restrictions; Church of England attendance figures continue to decline; Carlo Acutis, 15 year old computer whizz, takes first step to becoming a saint

Religion news 12 October

Pope wants more women in roles of responsibility in the church; Children’s Society supports right of children in transgender cases to be heard; the “Skipping Sikh” aged 73 has been made an MBE