The white Catholic vote is seen as crucial to success in the US presidential election, with abortion and social justice key issues and Joe Biden’s living faith a galvanising factor.
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.
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
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
Poll finds Conservatives who believe Islam is a threat to British way of life; Bishop joins call for universal benefit rise to be permanent; BJP former leaders cleared of inciting demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.
Faith leaders have expressed sadness and sorrow at the news that one million people have died of the coronavirus. They urge people to take responsiblity, stay safe and prevent further deaths.
Amy Coney Barrett, contender for a place on the US Supreme Court, belongs to a small Roman Catholic charismatic community ‘People of Praise, where women leaders are known as “handmaidens”.
American Jesuit magazine says Trump is a threat to the constitutional order; Witchcraft is booming on social media; York Minster bells ring out in honour of Gerald, the Cathedral cat.