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
Pope Francis has announced that women will play more of a role in mass, a move which seems like a small step, but symbolically it is very significant.
Muslim doctors say Covid-19 still has disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities; Places of worship close voluntarily; Faith leaders condemn the Capitol Hill insurrection; United Nations Green named outside Westminster Central Hall
Stories to watch in 2021 include the impact of Covid-19 on finance and faith; a new “faith commissioner”; arguments over sexuality; a man of faith in the White House; plus a roundup of stories you may have missed stories you may have missed.
Labour’s shadow faith minister resigns after “misjudged comments” in RMC briefing; Prince Charles pays tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; Pope to visit Iraq; Britain’s best mosques awarded prizes
The story of Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal and sex abuser, is at the centre of a struggle between supporters and opponents of Pope Francis and Donald Trump, which is unlikely to be resolved by the inquiry.
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.
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.