The Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men concerned promise to remain celibate.Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 3:40am
The Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men concerned promise to remain celibate, it confirmed on Friday.5 Jan 2013 - 9:56am
Christians could be in a minority in England and Wales by 2018, according to analysis of the latest census results, which have revealed a fall of more than four million in the number of people who describe themselves as adhering to the faith.13 Dec 2012 - 5:05am
While the Church of England wrings its hands over the appointment of women bishops, Africa's first woman Anglican bishop is determined to get on with the job without being hung up on the gender debate.
"All leaders are ordained by God," said Swazi primate Ellinah Wamukoya, 61, skimming over the issue that has brought her worldwide attention.26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am
The Church of England has "undoubtedly" lost credibility, its leader said yesterday, after the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide narrowly rejected the appointment of women bishops.
The outcome of the vote, which followed years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals, triggered turmoil and set back efforts to modernise the church.22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am
The Church of England has “undoubtedly” lost credibility after voting to reject the appointment of women bishops, its leader the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Wednesday.
Rowan Williams accused elements inside the church of being “wilfully blind” to the priorities of wider society after its governing body, the General Synod, voted against the move by a razor-thin margin.21 Nov 2012 - 9:36pm 3 comments
The Church of England voted on Tuesday against allowing women bishops after it failed to win the support of enough lay members for the reform, leaving the Church facing more internal strife over an issue that has divided it for years.21 Nov 2012 - 3:58am
Two decades after it supported the introduction of women as priests, the Church of England began three days of deliberations on Monday that will include a critical vote on the ordination of women as bishops – a notion that still splits its members into rival camps.20 Nov 2012 - 2:02pm
Tony Chan seeks leave to appeal in tax case20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am
The new leader of the world's Anglicans said yesterday he backed women bishops and would examine his thinking on gay marriage, tackling issues that have divided followers across the world.10 Nov 2012 - 3:44am