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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".

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby turns down RSPCA role

The Archbishop of Canterbury has turned down an invitation to be a patron of the RSPCA.

Christians in America and Britain who claim they are persecuted should "grow up", says former Archbishop Rowan Williams

'Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable' Dr Williams tells Edinburgh audience

Vince Cable is to throw the Government’s weight behind the Archbishop of Canterbury’s, pictured, drive to build up credit unions so that fewer people with money problems turn to payday lenders like Wonga

Coalition will support Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s plan for credit unions, says Vince Cable

Vince Cable is to throw the Government’s weight behind the Archbishop of Canterbury’s drive to build up credit unions so that fewer people with money problems turn to payday lenders like Wonga.

Justin Welby wants credit unions to provide an alternative to payday lenders but he says it will take a decade

Julian Knight: Payday loans need regulation, not just divine intervention

As the Archbishop of Canterbury says, credit unions aren't yet ready to step into the breach

Archbishop of Canterbury confesses: Church’s Wonga investments are 'very embarrassing', says Welby

Most Rev Justin Welby promises he will ‘make sure it doesn’t happen again’

Wonga boss Errol Damelin has welcomed the Church of England’s challenge to his business

Wonga boss welcomes Archbishop of Canterbury's challenge

Errol Damelin: 'Wonga welcomes competition from any quarter'

Justin Welby has had a ‘business-like’ conversation with the boss of payday lender Wonga

War on Wonga: We're putting you out of business, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells payday loans company

Wonga insists it would welcome competition from credit unions

Vatican announces Monsignor Leo Cushley as replacement for disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien

The 52-year-old will be ordained as Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh in September

Archbishop of York condemns low levels of pay in Britain

Dr Sentamu criticised government and business leaders for allowing the situation to proliferate

David Bowie in the video for 'Valentine's Day'

David Bowie returns with sedate video for new single 'Valentine's Day'

Legend takes a less controversial tone, after God-baiting video for 'The Next Day'

Members of the pro-choice movement group protest outside Leinster House in Dublin ahead of the abortion legislation vote

Protests and bitter disputes mount as Ireland prepares to vote on enshrining abortion legislation that will allow 'if life at risk'

Most contentious clause will allow mother-to-be to to seek termination on grounds she is suicidal

Justin Welby, pictured, accused Lord Freud of getting his facts wrong on food banks and benefits

Justin Welby: Food banks users ‘aren’t scroungers’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised Conservative ministers for dividing the nation to justify their welfare reforms

The Archbishop of Canterbury: church apologises for failures over child sex abuse complaints

Disruption at General Synod as man arrested on suspicion of assaulting stewards

Embarrassing security failure man held just yards from Archbishop of Canterbury on day of high-profile formal announcement

Archbishop of Canterbury accused of snubbing Palestinians on first trip to the Holy Land

The Archbishop today took to Twitter in order to respond to the claims saying he had "wanted to stay longer and go further, see old friends in Bethlehem"

The Archbishop, Justin Welby, learnt earlier this year his father had been born a Jew

Archbishop Justin Welby’s stance on Israel and Palestine raised by Middle East visit

The Archbishop of Canterbury arrived in Egypt on Sunday at the start of a five-day tour of the Middle East that will see his stance on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict scrutinised.

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