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SENIOR STAFF in the BBC religious affairs department knew of Jimmy Savile’s boasting about sex with young girls, according to an independent report into the culture and practices at the corporation when the entertainer worked there.

Humanist activists claim that their campaigning has ended “selection by flower arranging” in faith schools in England.


CATHOLIC educationalists have clashed with NHS Scotland over plans to establish drop-in sexual health centres near denominational schools, writes Brian Morton.

Nichols names new diocesan shrine Premium

03 March 2016 | by Rose Gamble

A new shrine for Westminster Diocese, dedicated to our Lady of the Rosary, has been announced by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, writes Rose Gamble.


THE HEAD of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association in Ireland has signalled his unhappiness with the “unbalanced debate” around Catholic primary schools in public discourse, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

St Mary’s University in Twickenham has established a “Benedict XVI” centre for research into religion and social sciences, writes Rose Gamble.

Christian leaders continue to be threatened, forcibly displaced and subjected to extortion by guerrilla groups despite peace talks between the Colombian Government and rebel leaders, says a new report


The recent violence and vandalism at South African universities is in reaction to “institutional racism” in a country “still dominated by white culture,” says South African Archbishop William Slattery of Pretoria


A report into conditions at Harmondsworth immigration centre near Heathrow Airport has found evidence of substandard facilities and lack of suitable care for vulnerable adults


Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in a diocese in Pennsylvania, a state-wide grand jury has found


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