The French cleric who heads the main grouping of Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant Christian denominations in Europe has proposed the creation of a Council of European Churches that would also include the Roman Catholic Church.
The managing director of one of the world's most illustrious football clubs, Barcelona FC, has joined other Spanish philanthropists in donating a statue of the Black Madonna to St Aloysius' Roman Catholic Church in Glasgow.
Opponents of a library, museum and policy institute dedicated to President George W. Bush at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas have vowed to continue their struggle after the school's trustees voted to endorse it.
The Rev Kjell Magne Bondevik, former prime minister of Norway and now moderator of the World Council of Churches' Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, wants to see its public statements carry a distinctly religious tone.
Churches should be prepared to confront their differences honestly and to examine them in the light scripture, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I told a service to celebrate 60 years since the World Council of Churches was founded.