Week commencing 7th March 2022

The BBC report that in Northern Ireland, an official apology will be issued to victims of childhood abuse in Church- and charity-run organisations. An inquiry examined the period from 1922 to 1995 and found there had been widespread and systemic abuse at institutions run by The Sisters of Nazareth; De La Salle; Good Shepherd Sisters; Sisters of St Louis; Irish Church Missions and Barnardo’s.

The Church Times reports on comments from Church leaders in Ukraine that call for more help to defeat Russia.

The Guardian reports the Russian Orthodox Church in Amsterdam has split from Moscow due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The clergy has voted to join the  Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, based in Istanbul.