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Churches must take measures against possible terror attacks, warns security expert

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:25:22 BST

Thousands of churches throughout the country are being urged to take security measures against the possibility of a terror attack or other anti-Christian hate crime.

Great British Bake Off 2016: Church pastor set to make TV debut as contestant

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:06:00 BST

A Baptist pastor is among the 12 contestants in the BBC's Great British Bake Off which begins tonight.

Salvation Army reports massive growth in victims of modern slavery

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:07:51 BST

The number of modern slavery victims is growing exponentially in the UK, with a four-fold increase in four years of people needing help, according to a new report.

Bishops were urged not to apologise fully for child sex abuse to minimise liability risk

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:03:12 BST

Bishops in the Church of England were instructed to give partial apologies to victims of clergy child sex abuse to help minimise the cost of being sued, it has been disclosed.

Islamist extremists in prisons to be contained in separate units

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:08:10 BST

Muslim extremists who "present a particular and enduring risk to national security" in prison are to be contained in special units and put through "deradicalisation" programmes.

France targets foreign funds for mosques to stop radicalism

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:43:00 BST

The French government is planning to ban foreign funds from being funneled to mosques as the country reels from three major terrorist attacks in the last year and a half.

TV viewers offended when Coronation Street vicar kisses another man

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:35:09 BST

More than 60 people complained to the UK's broadcast watchdog Ofcom when the vicar in the popular television soap Coronation Street kissed another man.

Retired bus driver claiming healing powers changes name to Jesus Christ

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:05:00 BST

Retired bus driver John Edward Birtwhistle, 77, changed his name to Jesus Christ after claiming that he had healing powers to cure the sick.

Millions of pounds given to England's flourishing Christian cathedrals

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:25:23 BST

Canterbury is among more than 30 cathedrals to receive grants from a fund marking the centenary of the First World War.

'Rock star cardinals' heading for Poland for World Youth Day, aka 'Glastonbury with God'

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:09:06 BST

They are the "rock star cardinals". And their names are being kept strictly secret to make sure they don't get too much of the rock star treatment when they visit Poland for World Youth Day with the Pope later this month.

Pope Francis wants 'prayers and tears' not a sermon at Auschwitz death camp

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:34:08 BST

Pope Francis wants to mark the deaths of six million Jews and millions of other minorities with tears and prayers when he visits the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland at the end of this month.

Church of England seeking more black and ethnic minority clergy

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:08:34 BST

Church leaders are trying to recruit more black and ethnic minority people to become clergy in the Church of England in the run-up to Vocations Sunday next Sunday.

Lost Caravaggio masterpiece found in leaky attic depicts bloody apocryphal scene

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:37:14 BST

A painting found after more than 150 years of lying forgotten in an attic has been attributed to the Italian baroque master Caravaggio.

Kidnapped former missionary priest found alive

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:45:34 BST

Rolando del Torchio, an Italian man who was formerly a missionary priest with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, was found in southern Philippines.

Top Muslim human rights lawyer receives death threats for speaking out against extremism

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:44:25 BST

A leading Muslim human rights lawyer has received death threats after he called for unity among members of his own faith.

Muslims most likely to be pro-Europe, while Christians back Brexit

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 21:28:08 BST

Practising Christians are the most likely among faith communities in England to support the Eurosceptic "Brexit" position.

Zac Goldsmith: 'My number one priority is to make London safe from terror'

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:35:30 GMT

Zac Goldsmith has pledged that his "number one" task if elected Mayor of London is to make the capital safe from terror.

Country walkers to be offered sleepovers in rural churches

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:04:06 GMT

Crumbling rural churches could be saved by being turned into overnight hostels for country walkers.

Vicar's wife jailed for stealing from vulnerable pensioner

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:35:57 GMT

A vicar's wife has been jailed for 10 months for stealing £6,400 from a woman with learning difficulties.

Hidden notes in rare Christian Bible show subversive use of Latin

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:29:53 GMT

Secret texts discovered in a rare Bible at the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury reveal that the Reformation took far longer and was a more complex process than many imagine.