Rev Dr Giles Fraser, Vicar of St. Anne’s church Kew

Can we have devout religious people as political leaders?

Our secular world is deeply anti-religion. We religious people are such poor, unheard, victims. Some people don’t even think we should have bishops in the Lords as of right, or control half the schools, or have dedicated, uninterrupted slots in the middle of news programmes. Yes, things have really got that bad.

Most of our political leaders still claim to have some religious belief. But proper ones, who speak out honestly about how wrong gayness is, get shouted down at every opportunity. We need to allow blatant homophobes to be heard without people objecting all the time. Thank goodness TFTD doesn’t allow anyone to object.

Amazingly Reverend Doctor David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, turnips. Turnips is a type of food. Which brings me to Lent. Which brings me to Easter and Jesus and his traditional association with bunny rabbits, eggs and all the other things that have nothing to do with a pagan fertility goddess.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

It’s the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Today I want to give you a Faith Perspective on the war. To provide you with the kind of dazzling and original insights that are only possible with a deep, intimate and profound knowledge of the Invisible Magic Friend. I will open your eyes to levels of information and understanding that you were hitherto completely unaware of. Prepare yourself.

The war is a bad thing and we should do what we can to help.

(Some Christians, mostly of a Russian Orthodox variety, may disagree with this theological conclusion.)