Bishop says government u turn on how to grade A-levels is “bewildering boggling”; US Democratic party lines up faith speakers at convention; Tudor Catholic family’s hidden manuscripts found under floorboards.
US vice president candidate Kamala Harris says “faith is a verb”; Charity Commission urged to investigate Church of England over safeguarding process; Catholics in China told to teach children to be patriotic and respect Chinese national symbols.
A number of polls on religion during the lockdown suggest a surge in young people praying and a quest for holistic spirituality; Bishop appeals for compassionate response to refugees; $5million from Islamic Relief to help the people of Beirut.
Pope gives €250,000 to devastated Beirut; Orthodox Jewish community at risk of coronavirus; organ music returns to Welsh churches; and Wordsworth’s former home becomes a Buddhist retreat centre.
Islamic Relief mounts aid operation for 200,000 people made homeless in Beirut; World faith leaders call for nuclear weapons to be banned; the Vatican appoints six women to group overseeing finances.