Welsh church leaders threaten judicial review of building closures during lockdown; Middle East countries boycott French goods in cartoons row; Women confront priests in church services over Poland’s abortion law change
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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