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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".

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Church of England issues 'unreserved' apologies to victims of Chichester child abuse after investigation reveals extent of failures

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Pope Francis has welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby in Rome, the first time the two church leaders have met.

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Census figures show Christianity in sharp decline while belief in Islam dramatically increases

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