Faith News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceJune 25, 2019
The Rimmers’ visit brought headlines and an apology from the dean of the chapel and inspired a debate about how churches treat children and adults with autism after Rimmer was asked to remove 9-year-old Tristan, who has autism, for making too much noise.
Faith News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceFebruary 20, 2019
British government inquiry into the sexual abuse crisis that continues to shake the Catholic Church has focused on the actions of the Vatican’s diplomatic service — its network of papal nuncios around the world.
Faith News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceJanuary 17, 2018
The stresses of the job hit rural priests particularly hard.
Students from the Archdiocese of Calcutta take part in a walk for peace against human trafficking in early February in Kolkatta, India. (CNS photo/Piyal Adhikary, EPA)
Politics & Society News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceNovember 29, 2017
In the United Kingdom, the Modern Slavery Act focuses on preventing, detecting and investigating trafficking but not on resettlement of victims. This is where a parish came in.
Politics & Society News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceJuly 28, 2017
Charlie Gard died on Friday, July 28 after his parents gave up a protracted legal battle with a London hospital over whether he could be successfully treated in the United States for a rare genetic condition.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Party, Tim Farron, speaks at the launch of the party’s general election campaign in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Britain, on May 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Peter Nicholls
Politics & Society News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceJune 16, 2017
Concern is growing among British Christians about their place in the country’s public life after Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, resigned over his religious beliefs.
Labour Party supporters, rear, stand next to an electronic billboard behind Conservative Party supporters, front, outside a campaign event attended by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Norwich, Britain, on June 7, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Toby Melville
Politics & Society News
Catherine Pepinster - Religion News ServiceJune 08, 2017
When Prime Minister Theresa May called a general election seven weeks ago, she said she wanted a stronger mandate to secure a better deal for the United Kingdom as it left the European Union.