Week commencing 11th October 2021

The BBC reports on men in Singapore who are Jehovah’s Witnesses who are facing jail for refusing to do mandatory military service because of their religious conscience.

The Times reports that more than more than 350 Church of England churches are at risk of closing by 2026 after proposed easing of rules to dispose of buildings.

The Washington Post discusses a new survey that reports most US churchgoers would trust their clergy regarding advice on covid vaccine – however, the survey also found that most clergy do not discuss the vaccine with their congregations.

The BBC report on a story that Christian missionaries have been kidnapped in Haiti.

The Guardian reports on the possibility of Pope John Paul I being made a saint after the current Pope credits him with a miracle.