It has been a very long time coming but the Church of England has at last jumped the last hurdle and the ordaining of women bishops is here. The final, formal approval was given today with a simple show of hands.
It's not likely Pope Francis I will be on the side but the tiny city-state he's titular head of will be going toe to toe in a battle with the Church of England on the cricket pitch. The Pope is more a football (soccer) man.
A retired bishop of the Church of England has been arrested by police investigating allegations of child sexual abuse. He was arrested at his home this morning on suspicion of eight separate offences.
Openly gay British actor Rupert Everett has spoken out against gays who want to be able to marry in church. He’s also said recent comments about same-sex parenthood have made him Public Enemy Number One.
United Kingdom - Following a coalition government decision to legalize same-sex marriage last fall, a Catholic attorney warns that the Catholic Church and others could be prosecuted despite assurances to the contrary from PM David Cameron's government.
One of the UK’s most senior gay humanist campaigners has countered the messages of regret voiced in response to the news of that Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams is to stand down from Church of England post.