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June 02 2019 By dvirtue Sex abuse inquiry risks diplomatic flare-up between Holy See and Britain

The victims' solicitors for the investigation, which is examining the extent of institutional failures by the Catholic Church to protect children from sexual abuse, demanded to know what steps Britain's ambassador to the Holy See had taken, or had been asked to take, in order to facilitate this and in order to avoid it becoming a diplomatic issue.

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May 26 2019 By dvirtue Vicar resigns after being 'silenced' over a Church of England school's plan to keep an eight-year-old pupil's sex change a secret from parents

He also feared that staff and governors had been misled by the transgender lobby group Mermaids, which had been invited in to advise the school.

After his worries were dismissed by the bishop, Mr Parker quit the church where he had been a vicar for 14 years, and also the school after seven years as governor.

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May 26 2019 By dvirtue Evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics hold talks with Church of England bishops over transgender guidance

It formally commends the incorporation of the existing rite for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith into services of welcome for transgender people. Clergy are advised that services should have a "celebratory character", incorporate elements such as water and oil, and address trans people by their chosen name.

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May 22 2019 By dvirtue The four senior figures embroiled in the safeguarding scandal at Lincoln Cathedral

He was responsible for the direction of operation management and administration at the cathedral.

A cathedral spokesperson said: "We confirm that the Chapter Clerk has temporarily stepped aside from his duties while the investigation relating to the Dean and Chancellor of Lincoln takes place.

"We can provide no further comment."

William Harrison is Chapter Clerk and Administrator of Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: Lincoln Cathedral

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May 16 2019 By dvirtue Royal first as Queen appoints her first female as Dean of Chapels since the post was created in the Middle Ages

Mother-of-two Bishop Mullally is a self-described feminist, who ordains both men and women, and has been described as a 'theological liberal'. The role means she is the primary representative of the Church in the Royal Court.

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May 14 2019 By dvirtue Richard Bewes -- with a Bible in his pocket and Jesus in his heart

The family moved then to Weithaga where -- along with his two brothers and sister -- he had 'the most tranquil upbringing a child could have' on the lower slopes of Mt Kenya.

He told the story of how he first experienced revival as a child to the sound of thousands of African voices singing, in his most recent and final book Under the Thorn Tree -- when Revival comes.

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May 04 2019 By dvirtue Bible-quoting peer shows up "confused" bishop in LGBT sex education debate

"Children are a gift from God. The scriptures tell us that children are the heritage of the Lord. Parenthood is given by God and parents carry a God-given responsibility and authority for raising children. Many children in this nation were taught: 'Honour thy father and mother,'" the Free Presbyterian minister said, emphasising that Sex and Relationships education was primarily the responsibility of parents.

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April 24 2019 By dvirtue Durham Cathedral will join Gay Pride parade to "demonstrate our values"

"This is also a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our values of respect and welcome, and show that we are a place that everyone can come to in order to engage with faith, heritage and community," Ms Anderson wrote in her email.
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April 15 2019 By dvirtue Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, appoints gay, married priest

Andrew Foreshew-Cain, 55, the first Anglican vicar to marry his gay partner, will lead daily services at Lady Margaret Hall and be responsible for pastoral care, baptisms and funerals.

An Oxford University college has appointed a gay, married Church of England priest as its chaplain, in a direct challenge to the views of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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April 04 2019 By dvirtue Don't mention sex, marriage or family, please, we're British evangelicals!

But no more. You will search in vain in their recent output for anything to inform you as a Christian of what is going on in culture around family, marriage and sexuality or to equip you in your workplace or your children's school to respond biblically. What has happened?

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