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Female bishops coming to the Church of England at last

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.

Church of England Leaders begin supporting female bishops

A vote from church leaders has approved women for positions as bishops within the Church of England. This major change to church dogma is something that many people have rallied for.

UK Church leaders condemn welfare changes of Cameron government

London - UK religious leaders have criticized the Cameron coalition government welfare cuts. Malnutrition and lack of food for families is on the rise in the UK as aid programs are cut back.

Vatican forming Cricket team to take on Church of England

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.

Op-Ed: Justin Welby's not-so-ethical investments

This week, the Archbishop of Canterbury expressed indignation at the behaviour of a payday loan company, but what of his own organisation?

Op-Ed: The Archbishops' follies on wages and Wonga

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have recently spoken out on low pay and high interest rates. They mean well, but do they know what they're talking about?

Church of England laity chair faces no confidence vote

London - The debate over female bishops within the Church of England has become heated, with members of the House of Laity holding a "no confidence" vote of their chairman, Dr. Philip Giddings.

Gay bishops should lie about their sexual activites, says priest

A noted UK Christian thinks gay bishops – now to be allowed to take office in the Church of England – ought to lie about whether or not they will remain celibate.

Retired bishop Peter Ball arrested in child abuse investigation

Langport - 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.

Fury as arms dealers meet at Church of England HQ

Christians in Britain are furious that a conference of arms dealers is being held in Church House, London, home of the administrative headquarters of the Church of England.

General Synod to vote on women bishops next month

The Church of England is bracing itself for the next stage in its acrimonious battle over the consecration of women bishops. Its governing body, the General Synod, is set to vote on November 20.

Actor Rupert Everett wonders why ‘queens’ want to marry in church

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.

Lawyer on UK Churches: 'no legal grounds to resist' gay marriage

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.

Gay humanists: ‘no regrets’ at departure of Dr Rowan Williams

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.

Gays may become Church of England bishops – if they stay celibate

The Church of England looks set to allow openly gay clergy to become bishops. But there’s a catch: unlike their heterosexual counterparts, they will have to remain celibate.

Churches oppose bid to allow gay 'marriage' on religious premises

A move in the UK to allow same-sex couples to hold their civil-partnership ceremonies in religious premises is being opposed by the Church of England.
 

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