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Friday 25 June 2010
Police raided the home and office of the recently retired archbishop of Belgium yesterday, carrying off documents and a personal computer as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, officials said.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
The Church of England's two most senior bishops have called on fellow Anglicans to embrace the Christian mission and not "fight shy" of converting people from other faiths. In an uncharacteristically evangelical statement from a church that has tended to avoid overt proselytising in recent decades, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu said Christians should not feel "embarrassed or awkward" about bringing others towards Christianity.
Monday 21 June 2010
Archbishop Desmond Tutu became the latest critic of England's poor World Cup performance today, describing their showing as "perfectly abysmal".
Sunday 13 June 2010
Sunday 13 June 2010
It was the sound of South African history. More than 50,000 vuvuzelas trumpeting a wind of change and unity in Soccer City as South Africa got the continent's first World Cup off to an exciting and entertaining start.
Friday 11 June 2010
The World Cup kicked off today with a breathtaking visual spectacular at the opening ceremony in South Africa.
Thursday 13 May 2010
People living in immense suffering cannot be forced to forgive their enemies, but helping them do so is the best way to bring about lasting peace, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said yesterday.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
The 25th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster, which left 56 football fans dead, will be marked today with a series of special events in the city.
Monday 03 May 2010
The shroud of Turin allowed Pope Benedict XVI a rare moment of reprieve from the raging clerical child sex scandal yesterday as he prayed before the relic after performing open air Mass with some 25,000 faithful in the Italian city. "The Holy Shroud eloquently reminds us always of the one who was crucified and who has shared our suffering," the pontiff said.
Friday 23 April 2010
Britain's Catholic leadership took the unprecedented step yesterday of issuing a joint public apology for the child abuse scandal, describing it as a "profound scandal" that has brought "deep shame to the whole Church".
Thursday 22 April 2010
Catholic bishops in England and Wales today offered a full apology and said there were "no excuses" for the child abuse scandals that have rocked the church.
Thursday 22 April 2010
A Catholic archbishop will today issue a statement about the safeguarding of children after sex abuse accusations that have rocked the Church.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Can there be anyone, anywhere in Britain, who still doesn’t get the point of Gilbert and Sullivan?
Thursday 08 April 2010
There's a saying they have in America that is used to fit all occasions: What Would Jesus Do? What Would Jesus Drive, for example, or What Would Jesus Vote? One programme this week asked What Would Jesus Eat?, and the suggestions, according to painters of The Last Supper, included grilled eels, crayfish and guinea pig. This prompted me to wonder what Jesus would listen to, and to hope it wasn't Monday's Start the Week.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
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