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Church of England removes devil from baptism service

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 02:40

The Church of England approved a new baptism service on Sunday with no mention of the devil in an attempt to make the ceremony more accessible.

Church of England may allow women bishops

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:25

The Church of England`s senior most bishop, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has said he is "hopeful" the church`s ruling body will allow women to become bishops when it votes on Monday.

Former Anglican leader voices support for assisted suicide

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:16

The former leader of the Church of England George Carey on Saturday said he had changed his mind and would support a British bill to allow assisted suicide in certain cases.

Church of England rejects blessings for gay marriages

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 05:16

Bishops in the Church of England issued new guidance Saturday warning clergy they should not bless couples in same-sex marriages, after the idea was recommended in an internal report last year.

Royal Bank of Scotland unveils IPO deal for branches

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 22:35

Royal Bank of Scotland said today it will float 314 branches as a standalone bank in about two years, after reaching a 600-million pounds deal with investors including the Church of England.

Church of England allows gay men to become bishops if they ‘remain celibate’

Last Updated: Saturday, January 05, 2013, 12:11

The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men vow to remain celibate.

Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth claims to be ‘victim of racism’

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 16:11

A chaplain to Queen Elizabeth has become the first women bishops put forwards claims that she is a victim of racism within the Church of England.

UK Muslims demand same gay marriage rights as Church of England

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 17:44

Muslim leaders in the UK have criticized controversial plans to allow gay marriages, and demanded same legal exemption as the Church.

Church of England says no to female bishops

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 15:21

The Church of England`s governing body narrowly blocked a move to permit women to serve as bishops, leaving the church facing more years of contentious debate.

Swaziland gets first female Anglican bishop

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:22

Ellinah Wamukoya, 61, was consecrated Saturday to serve as the church`s bishop in Swaziland, a tiny, impoverished nation surrounded by South Africa that is the continent`s last absolute monarchy.

‘Jesus may have had mental health problems’

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:55

John the Baptist, St Paul, St Francis, may all have been mentally ill, a sermon by the Church of England has suggested.

Female bishops: Church of England stalls decision

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 22:35

The action by the church`s General Synod to adjourn debate means that the issue will not come up again until November.