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May 31 2023 By dvirtue FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY SAYS ASSISTED DYING IS 'A GREAT ACT OF LOVE'

He wrote: "It is profoundly Christian to do all we can to ensure nobody suffers against their wishes. Some people believe they will find meaning in their own suffering in their final months and weeks of life. I respect that, but it cannot be justified to expect others to share that belief."

He said the Bible "contributes nothing directly to this debate" and that nothing in Christian teaching addresses the problem posed by the advancement of modern medicine.

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May 29 2023 By dvirtue A new province for traditionalists in the Church of England?

The formation of the Province

The Province of Mercia would be established through a measure passed by General Synod and endorsed by both Houses of Parliament and receiving Royal Assent. This measure would contain a provision that it could not be repealed except with the consent of the province.

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May 25 2023 By dvirtue U.K. EVANGELIST ACCUSED OF MASSAGING, STRADDLING INTERNS

In his preaching, the 65-year-old bachelor encouraged his young audiences to resist the lure of premarital sex, which he sometimes compared to fighting the persistent impulse to eat a chocolate cake.

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May 25 2023 By dvirtue CofE SAFEGUARDING PROGRAM LURCHES TOWARDS COLLAPSE

An inability of the church to conduct meaningful investigations of its behavior.

An unwillingness to change.

Lack of accountability, including for bishops like Lord Sentamu, who is complaining about his precious reputation, despite being one of the worst regarding addressing abuse.

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May 21 2023 By dvirtue WHAT A GREAT FALL

The 'love in action' proposed by the archbishops certainly does not include speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). In Scripture truth and love go hand in hand and should never be separated. If we speak the truth without love, we are harsh and ungracious and fall far short of the example of Christ Jesus. If we act in a supposedly 'loving' manner without basing what we say and do on the truth, we betray Christ and confirm the other person in their error.

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May 15 2023 By dvirtue Former Church of England No. 2 Lord Sentamu suspended from ministry for failing to act on disclosure of child sexual abuse after claiming 'safeguarding doesn't trump church law'

Lord Sentamu rejected the findings of the independent review which concluded he failed to act on Rev Matthew Ineson's disclosure that he had been sexually abused by the late Rev Trevor Devamanikkam in the 1980s in Bradford.

Speaking to The Times, he said: 'They have besmirched my name and I have been made a public example. Those who believe that suspension is a neutral act, its effect on me is more devastating than they will ever imagine.'

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May 15 2023 By dvirtue UK: On illegal migrants, Archbishop, you are wrong, wrong, wrong

Are illegal migrants who have already found the financial resources, and exercised the planning and diligence to travel enormous distances across various countries, really those whom it is our absolute moral duty to help? It is an obvious and oft-repeated fact, but France is a safe country from which there is no necessity to flee. The migrants choose to come to Britain, because they know that we are a soft touch.

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May 12 2023 By dvirtue Lord Sentamu rejects review findings that he did not act on abuse allegation

The independent review into the church's handling of allegations found that Rev Ineson had been sexually abused by the late Rev Trevor Devamanikkam in the 1980s in Bradford.

Devamanikkam was charged with six serious sexual offences in May 2017, all relating to the survivor, but he was found dead at his flat having killed himself before he was due to appear in court.

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May 09 2023 By dvirtue The Coronation of King Charles III confronted us with our Christian heritage

Even they cannot rival the sheer antiquity of the ritual that will be staged in Westminster Abbey on Saturday. The United Kingdom is alone in Europe in marking the accession of a new monarch with a coronation.

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May 05 2023 By dvirtue PETER HITCHENS: Welby will be the first Archbishop in 300 years not to pray for 'the terror and punishment of evildoers

It turns out that Saturday's Coronation has been cleverly altered to make it fit in with the soppy liberalism of Justin Welby's (pictured) Church of England and of the new elite

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