Pope says women can legally serve at the altar in Roman Catholic church; Religious leaders urge people to be vaccinated; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints features in the events on Capitol Hill
The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has set out a new safeguarding structure to tackle child sex abuse, following a damning report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has finished hearing damning evidence of sex abuse against children who were sent to Roman Catholic institutions in western Australia.
Damning report into child sex abuse in the Church of England fails to convince that change will result. “Weak and non-specific” recommendations require more clarity, new processes and money.
Timeline of the Church of England’s recent history of sex abuse cases and how they were handled, laid bare by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
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.