A vicars' pension scheme could be facing a precarious future unless church chiefs face up to a potentially massive deficit. John Ralfe, an independent pension expert, claimed this week that the pension scheme for some 16,400 Church of England clergy is "the riskiest in the country in terms of asset-type".
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Thursday 28 November 2013
These days, it is pretty rare in Spain for a book to create controversy, still less gain cross-party condemnation, from the government’s Minister of Social Services to the Communist-dominated United Left coalition. But one published by the Archbishopric of Granada’s own publishing house and entitled Get Married and Be Submissive – with a feminine ending to “submissive” in the original Spanish making it clear which gender the title is referring to – has certainly succeeded.
Breakthrough? Church of England moves step closer to women bishops as General Synod backs new proposals
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Church governing body votes massively in favour to support their introduction - but with guidance for parishes that reject female ministry
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Justin Welby defends right of Christians to speak out on political issues
Monday 11 November 2013
Perhaps we should try and keep Christmas in proportion this year
Sunday 10 November 2013
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned that expensive Christmas presents could damage relationships if they leave people short of money.
Christians are considered 'homophobic' and 'misogynistic' by some says former Archbishop of Canterbury
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Rowan Williams said Christians can at times face 'petty harassment' if they announce their faith
Bedroom tax crisis: Ed Miliband commits to abolition of controversial benefit cut - if Labour win next election
Saturday 21 September 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury joins chorus of voices condemning ‘vicious’ policy
Friday 20 September 2013
Justin Welby’s comments will be interpreted as a veiled attack on ministers’ generalisations
Thursday 05 September 2013
Holy See says it is investigating reports in Dominican local media that its envoy, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, abused altar boys
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Controversial company says profits after tax rose 36 per cent to £62.5 million
Monday 02 September 2013
How’s he doing?
Sunday 01 September 2013
The 58-year-old Italian will become the Holy See's Secretary of State
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Justin Welby stands by decision to vote against same-sex marriage legislation
Saturday 17 August 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury has turned down an invitation to be a patron of the RSPCA.
Saturday 17 August 2013
The Diocese of York is to open files on deceased members of its clergy dating back more than six decades as part of an investigation into alleged cases of child abuse, it was reported.
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more