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A tale of two bishops

As the first woman bishop prepares for her consecration on January 26, a row has erupted over another high-profile consecration scheduled for the following week. Libby Lane will become bishop of Stockport…
George Carey outside the parish Church in Dagenham where he was baptised. Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Archive

Hard evidence: is Christianity dying in Britain?

Like an Old Testament prophet telling the Israelites that they were doomed, Lord Carey has been warning Anglicans for years of their possible annihilation. The Church is “one generation away from extinction…
Goodbye Wonga, hello credit co-ops? Catholic Church (England and Wales)

Welby’s Wonga wobble as he takes on the financial sector

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has become increasingly involved in debates about the UK financial sector. The embarrassing revelations that the Church has invested indirectly in payday lender…
Four years ago, Kay Goldsworthy became the first Australian female bishop – so why are UK women bishops banned? AAP Image/Lincoln Baker

Why Anglican women can be bishops in Australia but not England

Twenty years ago, Anglicans in Australia and England independently passed legislation to allow for the ordination of women as priests. Now the Anglican Church of Australia has just appointed its fourth…

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