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Three points about the 2015 general election result. 1. Members of Parliament Conservative 331, Labo...

ComRes poll: Labour and Conservatives tied

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Rev Alfredo Cooper

President's pastor on a mission

The Berkshire schoolboy who became chaplain to Chile's leader is back spreading the word in Britain. Paul Gallagher reports

Dr Rowan Williams at Canterbury Cathedral yesterday

Williams leaves church service for life of academia

Rowan Williams formally steps down today as the Archbishop of Canterbury to take up a life in gentle academia after nearly a decade of leading the world's Anglicans during one of its most turbulent periods.

Composite of wedding rings placed on a Bible and a Muslim Marriage certificate

How Christians and Muslims can marry – the official guide

Christian pastors and Muslim imams have come together to draw up guidelines detailing advice on how to deal with inter-faith marriages.

Right Reverend Justin Welby will demand that legislation is redrafted to shame banks into lending more money to poorer regions.

New Archbishop risks row on banks before he's even started

Justin Welby's first act since nomination is move to force lending that goes against ministers' plans

Gay marriage campaign? It's the first step to Third Reich, says Carey

Outrage at former Archbishop of Canterbury's remarks at rally

Bishops and cardinals attends a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI for the opening of the Synod of bishops

Meeting of minds: senior clergy gather in Rome

Senior clergymen from across the Catholic world gathered in Rome yesterday for what is being billed by the church as a crucial attempt to roll back the "tsunami of secularisation" in Western Europe and North America.

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, left, and Rowan Williams

John Sentamu snubbed – and Church may take months to name new Archbishop

John Sentamu, the charismatic Archbishop of York, appears to have been snubbed in the hunt for a successor to Rowan William, amid claims that church leaders are in "deadlock" and could take months to nominate a new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Followers pay their respects to the Rev Moon at a Church in Tokyo yesterday

Rest in peace, Reverend Moon. So what now for the Moonies?

As the Unification Church mourns its founder, a messy family succession threatens to split the controversial religion in two

Dean of St Albans says Church's gay stance is 'sad'

The Church of England's opposition to gay marriage lacks integrity and should be ignored, the Dean of St Albans said yesterday.

David Miscavige, the head of the Church of Scientology, is a close friend of Tom Cruise

This is what happens when Scientologists come after you…

When John Sweeney made a TV documentary on the controversial church, he ended up followed, threatened by its leader, and on the wrong side of John Travolta. He tells his story – and asks what Katie Holmes can expect

'Disaster' beckons for world without faith, warns Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister tells conference how 'obligation of humility is deeply important'

Child sex abuse in the Church: alliance demands full inquiry

Anglican and Catholic churches have lost the right to police themselves, say victims

Dr Rowan Williams gives his Easter sermon at Canterbury

Williams attacks exclusion of RE in his final Easter sermon

Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury and Catholic leaders take on highly charged political subjects

He was long considered to be more liberal than the likes of cardinal winning... but he’s grown more confrontational

Trending: The turbulent priest with form for controversial comments

In the best tradition of Catholic archbishops, Britain's most senior priest is also its most turbulent. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph on 4 March, Cardinal Keith O'Brien called the prospect of gay marriage "grotesque", then likened it to the legalisation of slavery. Interviewed during yesterday's edition of the Today programme, he said the Government's proposed legislation would be an "aberration" that "shamed our country", "violated human rights" and caused society to degenerate "even further than it has already degenerated, into immorality".

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