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Church of England to step up pressure on firms to improve diversity
Exclusive: ‘You want to be in a world where boards of directors look like the communities in which they exist’

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

17, Jan, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Thousands of churches in England opt to close over Covid fears
England’s lockdown allows communal worship, but some clergy are choosing to suspend services

Harriet Sherwood

17, Jan, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Covid vaccine jabs accompanied by organ music at Salisbury Cathedral
800-year-old building becomes temporary vaccination centre for priority patients invited by GPs

Steven Morris and agency

16, Jan, 2021 @4:17 PM

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The true horror of Ireland's machine of misogyny must never be forgotten | Elaine Feeney
The landmark mother and baby home report underlines why we need to grapple with our country’s dark past, says poet and novelist Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney

15, Jan, 2021 @12:10 PM

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US set for flurry of ‘Christian nationalist’ bills advanced by religious right
Legislation that would erode LGBTQ and reproductive rights expected to be introduced in states across America, experts warn

Adam Gabbatt

15, Jan, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Pope’s adviser says Covid has highlighted ‘existential’ climate risk
Focus must be on justice for those fleeing impact of extreme weather events, says new scientific adviser to Vatican

Karen McVeigh

15, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Irish church and state apologise for callous mother and baby homes
Taoiseach accepts state responsibility for historic cruelty as Catholic primate acknowledges ‘painful truths’

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

13, Jan, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Christian persecution rises as people refused aid in Covid crisis – report
Advocacy group Open Doors says hardline regimes across world exploit pandemic

Harriet Sherwood

13, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Pope changes law so women are allowed to perform tasks in mass
Decision means Catholic church is ‘recognising accepted practices’ around the world

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

11, Jan, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Bullet-ridden chapel on River Jordan holds first mass since six-day war
Celebration at site where Jesus is believed to have been baptised held after over 1,000 landmines cleared

Harriet Sherwood

10, Jan, 2021 @2:20 PM

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Khan urges Johnson to close places of worship as Covid cases surge
London mayor writes to prime minister as some churches, mosques and synagogues close their doors

Harriet Sherwood

08, Jan, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Light brigade: the Christmas holdouts keeping their decorations up
English Heritage and Church of England back extending traditional January deadline to brighten gloom of lockdown

Archie Bland and Alex Mistlin

06, Jan, 2021 @6:28 AM

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