Archive: Religion

John Prescott said he would not ask a Muslim woman to remove her veil

Ministers distance themselves from Straw veil comments

Senior cabinet ministers yesterday sought to distance themselves from Jack Straw's claims that the veil worn by Muslim women was a "statement of separation".

  • Pope Benedict XVI

    Tony Blair meets Pope

    Tony Blair has had a private audience with the Pope at the Vatican as he continues his official visit to Rome following a holiday in Italy.

  • Government unveils plans for extension of citizenship classes in schools

    'British values' to be taught in schools

    All secondary school pupils could be taught about "core British values" such as freedom, fairness and respect under new plans unveiled today.

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