Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, Tuam

Religion news 13 January

The brutal facts of Roman Catholic mother and baby homes in Ireland; Christian persecution made worse by pandemic; Foreign Secretary says China’s treatment of Uyghurs is horrific; Places of worship choose to close

Religion news 2 December

Clergy on the front line of raw poverty in Burnley; Archbishop says build a better world after Covid-19; Yorkshire police hijab invention; Cathedrals re-open with Christmas spirit; Tequila bar becomes a church to beat Covid-19 ban

Religion news 11 September

Pope says pleasures of good food and sex are divine; Scottish hate crime legislation passes first hurdle despite protests; Taoist priest creates memorial shrine in China

Religion news 28 August

English cathedrals emerge from lockdown with exhibitions, tours and events; Christchurch massacre victims’ families relieved at whole life sentence; five metre dreadlocks in obedience to the “coconut religion”.