Week commencing 2nd May 2022

The BBC reports that a pastor is charging $700 to take people to heaven. Pastor Ade Abraham, an evangelist, is in trouble with police after telling people he knows of a gate leading to heaven from south-western Nigeria that he can show them – for a fee.

The recent events in the US that threaten access to abortions set up by the Roe vs Wade case are reported by Religionnews.com, with the headline ‘ For red-state clergy who back abortion rights, losing Roe is a call to action’.

Religionnews.com also asks whether the World Council of Churches will expel Patriarch Kirill over his association with President Putin.

The Guardian reports that Blackburn Rovers becomes the first football club to host Eid prayers on its pitch. Hundreds of people congregated at Ewood Park to mark end of holy month of Ramadan.

The Guardian runs the story of a Satanic group requesting to fly its flag over Boston city hall in the US. This comes after a court ruling that stated the City had breached free speech laws by denying a request to fly a Christian flag.