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The government has attracted criticism after announcing it will reduce its foreign aid budget from 0.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent in 2021.  Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the intention is to retu...

The only way the “devastated” Anglican church can recover its moral authority after damning child sex abuse findings is by repentance, apology, action and reparation, the Archbishop of Can...

The Northern Ireland Executive has changed its coronavirus rules for places worship.  It announced on Tuesday that places of worship can now open for private prayer and can host drive-i...

Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI's private papers in 2012, has died aged 54. Vatican News, the Holy See's media portal, said Mr Ga...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged people to return to church on Christmas Day, as social distancing rules are relaxed over the festive period. Places of worship can open in England in all ar...

China criticised Pope Francis over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China's Uighur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis' rem...

Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the US police killing of George Floyd and has blasted Covid-19 sceptics and the media that spread their conspiracies in a new book ...

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a church in California's Silicon Valley that was being used as a homeless shelt...

The Archbishop of York has said the digitisation of church services over lockdown has led to "new people engaging in the life of faith". Most Rev Stephen Cottrell said the coronavirus &...

Places of worship will be allowed to re-open again on Wednesday 2nd December in England. The country will move from a national lockdown back to a tier system, but each tier will allow church services ...

The Government has explained what evidence it has on the danger of singing and suggested guidelines for making it safer. Communal singing in churches has not been allowed since before the lockdown. Wh...

A much-anticipated heavyweight boxing match will be held in the most unusual of venues this weekend - the headquarters of the Church of England. Daniel Dubois will face off against Joe Joyce at the hi...

Two people have died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing at a church in California where the homeless had been brought in to shelter from cold weather, police said. The stabbing happened at...

Some church leaders across the UK are continuing to rebel against lockdown rules by keeping their churches open. Last week, police intervened at a church in North London while a baptism service was be...

A joint prayer network in Beijing has been shut down by the Chinese state authorities. The Beijing Ministerial Joint Prayer Network (BMJPN) was founded in 2004 by Pastor Jin Mingri, out...

Churches may be exempt from restrictive measures over Christmas, as part of the government's latest guidelines on Covid-19. Boris Johnson will reveal his "Covid winter plan&quo...

The Archbishop of Canterbury will take a three-month sabbatical next year for “reflection, prayer, and spiritual renewal,” Lambeth Palace has confirmed. The announcement was made at the Ca...

Durham Cathedral is set to lead the nation in prayer this Sunday as England faces its third weekend under lockdown restrictions. Attendees are invited to say the #PrayerForTheNation for fami...

A pastor in Belfast has decided to defy Northern Irish lockdown rules and keep his church open during the upcoming coronavirus lockdown in the country. On Thursday, the Northern Irish executive announ...

The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was 90. The patriarch, who often criticized Western policies toward Serbia and urge...