Pope Francis

Religion news 12 October

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

Religion news 1 October

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.

Religion News 22 September

Pope calls for the coronavirus vaccine to be distributed equally; Conservative Roman Catholic front runner to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Muslim dating app “Muzmatch” soars in the pandemic.

Religion news 14 September

51 metre high looped arch monument, the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’, to be built in the west Midlands; Vatican envoy sent to Belarus as Catholic Archbishop is banned from the country; Survey suggests one fifth of UK young men share dangerous ideologies which can fuel extremism.

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