Philip Hensher: Mitre or no mitre, the Archbishop's views have no privileged position

Poor old St Paul is roped into a vision of a million council-tax funded youth workers

Leading article: Voice in the wilderness

Turbulent priests have a long tradition within the Church in England. You don't have to look back as far the original one, Thomas à Becket, murdered at the whim of King Henry II. The history of church and state in far more recent times has been one of horns being locked on a far wider ranger of issues than the ones the Archbishop of Canterbury raised yesterday in the New Statesman.

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Cameron leads backlash against Archbishop

David Cameron led a Government backlash against the Archbishop of Canterbury's stinging criticism of the Coalition's policy programme yesterday. The outspoken comments from Dr Rowan Williams, in which he protested that ministers were driving through radical policies not put to the voters, infuriated Downing Street.

PM rejects archbishop's criticism

Claims by the Archbishop of Canterbury that the coalition Government is pushing through radical change which no-one has voted for were rejected by Prime Minister David Cameron today.

Video: Archbishop's article 'is unbalanced'

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the Archbishop of Canterbury's criticism of the Government was too one-sided.

Archbishop: no one voted for Coalition reforms

The Archbishop of Canterbury has accused the Coalition Government of threatening democracy by pushing through reforms "for which no one voted".

Vatican sex abuse inquiry is delayed

The Vatican has said it will be up to a year before a full report will be published on the Catholic Church in Ireland and the sex abuse scandal.

Archbishop 'uncomfortable' over Bin Laden killing

The Archbishop of Canterbury today said the killing of an unarmed Osama bin Laden by US special forces left him with a "very uncomfortable feeling".

Fruity task for Apprentice hopefuls

The next generation of business high-flyers are sent back to basics in the new series of The Apprentice.

Video: Archbishop talks sex before marriage

The Archbishop of York betrays his unorthodox opinions about sex before marriage, ahead of the Royal wedding.

Video: Archbishop blesses Royal couple

The Archbishop of Canterbury has wished Prince William and Kate Middleton 'every richest blessing in their life'.

Big Society toothless, says Archbishop

David Cameron's Big Society initiative is toothless and could be used to allow ministers to wash their hands of responsibility for the impact of spending cuts, the Archbishop of Westminster warned.

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