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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Friday 14 June 2013
Pope Francis has welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby in Rome, the first time the two church leaders have met.
Monday 10 June 2013
Both claim an interest in global justice and financial regulation, as well as a common distaste for gay marriage
Friday 07 June 2013
The Government’s back-to-work welfare assessments have been attacked by Scotland’s leading Catholic cleric.
Priest brands Archbishop of Canterbury a 'w****r' in Facebook posting as tempers flare over gay marriage
Thursday 06 June 2013
Fellow priest responds: 'Any right-minded person would find a priest calling his archbishop an onanist to be utterly outrageous'
The Lords on trial: Westminster hit by attempt to wreck gay marriage bill - and by fast-track plans for register of lobbyists
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Prime Minister faces another headache if wrecking amendment to stop the Same Sex Couples Bill passes
Monday 03 June 2013
The Government could be plunged into a “constitutional crisis” if members of the House of Lords reject plans for gay marriage this week, a senior peer has warned.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Primate of England will be 'out of action for some time' after operation
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, abandons his support for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples
Saturday 18 May 2013
U-turn will anger both Tory backbenchers and campaigners who argue heterosexual couples should be able to enter civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage
Shamed Catholic Cardinal Keith O'Brien leaving Scotland 'for penance time' following inappropriate sexual conduct revelations
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Cardinal Keith O’Brien is to leave Scotland for several months after admitting improper sexual conduct, the Vatican has confirmed.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Accusations against former Dean of Manchester Cathedral, who died in 2007
Thursday 09 May 2013
It is about time the Church became serious about politics. The debacle over its opposition to the Government's welfare reform programme offers the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, a God-given opportunity to totally reshape the role of bishops in the House of Lords.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Religion should be incorporated into “reality” television shows in order to increase understanding of other faiths, the Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Asked about his political pronouncements, Welby said: 'sometimes feathers get ruffled'
Saturday 27 April 2013
Britain has had “quite a long time” below the economic activity levels of 2007, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today.
Monday 22 April 2013
Rowan Atkinson’s Archbishop of Canterbury sketch for Comic Relief is to be formally investigated by Ofcom after it drew more than 3,000 complaints.
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
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
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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