The Requiem Mass for northern Ireland's Cardinal Cahal Daly takes place today (5 January 2010) at 12.00 noon, followed by his burial in Cathedral grounds. The Cardinal, who has died aged 92, has been praised as a champion of peace and justice.
Politicians from all the communities in Northern Ireland have condemned the killing of a Catholic man in what is seen as a rare sectarian attack in a once conflict-afflicted area - but which shows the real challenge to peace in the province.
A group of 70 major American Evangelical leaders have issued a manifesto which they hope will promote better conversation within their tradition, and a more positive public profile for evangelical Christianity in the United States.
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.
For the first time ever, the spiritual heads of Scotland's Catholics and its largest Protestant church have joined together to make a New Year appeal for peace and social harmony - recalling the sordid history of religiously justified sectarianism in Scotland as the backdrop to their pledge.