Week commencing 14th February 2022

The Church Times reports on the timing out of a bill on religious freedoms in the Australian parliamentary system. The bill had become entangled with other legislation on sex and gender discrimination that some religious leaders say curtails religious freedoms on such matters.

The Guardian reported on Father Andres Arango, a Catholic Priest in Arizona, carrying out baptisms incorrectly by using the incorrect language. This has left thousands of baptisms invalid due to the mistake.

The BBC reports on a row over the wearing of the hijab in classrooms in India following Hindu protests over Muslim dress.

In Northern Ireland, the BBC reports on a Catholic civilian work who took the Ministry of Defence to a religious and sexual harassment tribunal and won compensation.