The Rt. Rev Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin was consecrated as the Bishop of Dover at a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Wednesday. Rev Dr Hudson-Wilkin who was born in Jamaica is the first black woman to become a Church of England bishop. She is also a chaplain to the Queen.
Reports are that underground Catholic bishop Msgr Vincenzo Guo Xijin is on the run from security agents in China after refusing to sign up to a government so-called independent church. China is home to around 12 million Catholics split between the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and an underground church loyal to the Vatican.
An elderly nun has been denied a place at a care home in France because of her headwear which forms part of the traditional dress of nuns. It is said the nun’s veil breached France’s secular values. Meanwhile, the mayor of Vasoul has pledged to overturn the decision.
Mike Evans, founder of The Jerusalem Prayer Team and a member of President Trump’s informal group of evangelical Christian advisers has praised US reversal of a 1978 position that condemned Israeli West Bank settlements. However, the decision has been met with mixed reactions from other religious leaders and faith-based advocacy groups.
Pundits in the US believe international religious freedom is an area that remains ignored by Democrats in the Presidential campaign. They argue that religious cause appeals to religious voters and will provoke much needed debate on the subject that will help distinguish candidates’ foreign policy.
A US non-profit organization, named My Faith Votes has called for prayer that any falsehoods brought against President Trump in the impeachment process would dissipate. They also want the President to humble himself and draw near to the Lord.