Islam should have a 'quintessentially British' version with minoret-less mosques and no burqas, Warsi says11 December 2015 | by Liz Dodd
British mosques should be built without minarets, former Conservative party chairwoman Baroness Warsi said yesterday, in a speech outlining her vision for a “quintessentially British” form of Islam. Speaking at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where she was giving her inaugural lecture as a Visiting Professor, Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi called on Muslims to develop “a very British Islam” in line with Islamic tradition.
Cardinal Pell unable to fly to Australia for sex abuse inquiry because of pre-existing heart condition11 December 2015 | by Christopher Lamb in Rome
Cardinal George Pell will not travel to Australia next week to give evidence to the country’s royal commission into abuse due to ill health. A statement from his office said that due to a pre-existing heart condition a cardiologist in Rome has said it is not safe for the 74-year-old cardinal, who is Prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy in the Vatican, to make long haul flights.
The Church must put mercy before judgement, Pope Francis said before officially inaugurating the Jubilee Year which he stressed continues the legacy of the Second Vatican Council.
Cardinal Jorge Urosa told Venezuelans to grab the opportunity to change the direction of their country at elections last weekend, before the opposition coalition won control of the National Assembly on Sunday, writes Isabel de Bertodano.
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