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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Saturday 06 October 2012
The Vatican has no plans to hold more talks with rebel Catholic traditionalists who insist the church must revoke the modernising reforms it adopted five decades ago, Pope Benedict's main doctrinal official has told a German interviewer.
Monday 01 October 2012
He is, we are told, the moral voice of the nation. A man (sadly it still has to be a man) who has the task of leading Britain's Anglicans, speaking as the nation's conscience and herding the 77 million cats that make up the Anglican Communion in the rest of the world, many of whom would rather stone a gay man than embrace him.
Thursday 27 September 2012
The Church of England is likely to take a swing to the right as a conclave of powerful figures from within the Anglican Communion meets to decide who should become the new Archbishop of Canterbury over the coming days.
Sunday 09 September 2012
An inquiry by the Archbishop of Canterbury has shed further light on the scandal which lies at the heart of the Church of England diocese in Chichester.
Friday 31 August 2012
Tony Blair has shrugged off criticism from Desmond Tutu for his part in the Iraq War after the archbishop refused to share a platform with him.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Nobel peace winner says he won't share platform with 'morally indefensible' former PM
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of international leadership summit because he doesn't want to share a platform with Tony Blair, it emerged yesterday.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco has apologised for his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, behaviour that he said brought "shame" and "disgrace" on himself and the church, though legal experts said was unlikely to derail his promotion.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Last-minute Synod compromise over women in top posts alienates traditionalists and reformers
Sunday 24 June 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has dismissed David Cameron's Big Society as a ploy to conceal a "deeply damaging withdrawal of the state from its responsibilities to the most vulnerable."
Thursday 21 June 2012
Controversy over the presence of 26 unelected bishops in the upper House will be exacerbated by revelations about how much some of them are being paid for the privilege
Monday 11 June 2012
Football is a religion
Saturday 09 June 2012
The churchmen who strove for peace amidst the tens of thousands of corpses and smoking ruins caused by what NATO and Israeli governments mendaciously called "civil wars" in Central America were all too few.
Sunday 06 May 2012
One of the highest ranking members of the Catholic Church in Ireland has called for an independent investigation into past allegations of clerical sex abuse.
Monday 23 April 2012
Claims that an early favourite to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury has been the victim of "naked racism" have been played down by the Church of England.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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