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Marriage care, Russian cathedral row, Bishop of London

Sunday morning religious news. Items include the 70th anniversary of a Catholic marriage guidance charity, the Russian cathedral row and the Bishop of London's final interview.

The head of the Order of Malta, Matthew Festing has resigned because of the Pope's intervention. But what does this episode mean for the Knights of Malta and other orders? Christopher Lamb, Rome Correspondent for the Tablet, talks to Edward.

The charity Marriage Care has spent the last 70 years embracing and upholding the Catholic vision of marriage as a response to high divorce rates post World War II. So how does it stay relevant today when marriage and relationships are very different. Kevin Bocquet reports.

A new project, in St Albans Diocese: 'Take your Vicar to the Lab,' aims to promote healthier appreciation and co-existence between religion and science. Trevor Barnes puts on his white coat as he accompanies a group of clergy into a lab.

The decision to return St Issac's Cathedral, in St Petersburg, from a museum back into a church has sparked protests with over 200,000 signing a petition opposing the plans. Oleg Boldyrev tells Edward why people are angry with the announcement.

Richard Chartres, stepped down this week after 20 years as the Bishop of London. Martin Bashir talks to him about his time in office.

Journalist and theologian Andrew Greystone and Anne Atkins talk to Edward about the Iwerne Trust and the allegations of abuse that have been in the news this week.

When President Trump told an audience of religious leaders on Thursday that he would 'destroy' the Johnson Amendment, he declared his intention to sign a law that would fundamentally alter a major aspect of the church-state divide that has been a constant in American politics for generations. Journalist Sarah Posner explains the implications.

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Carmel Lonergan
Rosie Dawson

Editor
Amanda Hancox.

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44 minutes

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  • Order of Malta

    The head of the Order of Malta has resigned because of the Pope's intervention.

    Duration: 04:42

  • 'Take your Vicar to the Lab'

    A new project aims to promote healthier appreciation between religion and science.

    Duration: 05:11

  • Bishop of London

    Richard Chartres has stepped down this week after 20 years as the Bishop of London.

    Duration: 05:27

  • Russian Cathedral Row

    A decision to return St Issac's Cathedral from a museum back into a church sparks row.

    Duration: 04:33

  • Marriage Care

    The charity Marriage Care is 70 years old.

    Duration: 07:05

  • Johnson Amendment

    If President Trump were to 'destroy' the Johnson Amendment what would be the implications.

    Duration: 05:35

  • Iwerne Trust

    Discussion about the Iwerne Trust and the allegations of abuse.

    Duration: 09:50

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