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- Historic ordination of first woman bishop in Church of England throws down unity challenge
- Churches warn MPs not to rush into passing ‘irresponsible’ three-parent baby law
- BBC shakes up religious programming in drive to cut costs that sees religion grouped with history
- Indian President marks Republic Day with message of religious freedom amid concerns over Hindu nationalism
- Tainted theology Fr Ashley Beck
- Churches should be safe places for those with mental health issues Katharine Welby-Roberts
- Did we have to lower our flags for the Saudi king? Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff
The historic ordination of the first female bishop in the Church of England has already made an impact on ecumenical relations, the Catholic archbishop responsible for dialogue and unity said this week.
The Bishops’ Conference has warned there are “serious ethical implications” to creating three-parent embryos ahead of a vote in Parliament next week on whether to legalise the procedure.
The BBC is to dispense with a dedicated commissioning editor for religious programmes following a decision to fund fewer independent productions as part of its drive to cut costs.
Reeling under the continuing clamour from ruling Hindu nationalists for India to be turned into a “Hindu nation”, Christians gave a cautious welcome to President Pranab Mukherjee’s Republic Day message that insisted: “Religion is a force for unity; we cannot make it a cause of conflict.”
The Argentine bishops have said they are shocked by the death of the lawyer investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires in which 87 people were killed and 300 injured.
A church made entirely from ice has opened in the mountains in central Romania.
The Pope has warned there are 'shadows and dangers' hovering over mankind, as the Vatican faces new threats from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Discretion, tact and working behind the scenes. Vatican diplomats are normally well-versed in the classical skills of diplomacy.
Pope Francis has decided that archbishops will from now on receive their pallium in their home dioceses rather than at the Vatican.
Almost one in two British adults has been to a church in the past year, with attending a religious service being the reason for getting for a third of visits, according to the results of a new poll.