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Nicholas Chamberlain, the bishop of Grantham, has come out as the first Church of England bishop to openly acknowledge he is gay.
British religious leaders are praising Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby for responding with "steadiness and honesty" to the stunning news that his biological father was not his mother's husband.
For the first time in 450 years the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace echoed to the sound of Roman Catholic prayers and music. Cardinal Vincent Nichols led vespers.
Attacks on Jews and Muslims in London, including assault and harassment, have soared by more than 60 percent over the past year, police statistics show.