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China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican
China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican

The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said the Chinese government is willing to reach an understanding with the Vatican.

China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican
Pope Francis. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope accepts 'unfaithful' British bishop's resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a woman.

Pope accepts 'unfaithful' British bishop's resignation
©Reuters/Toby Melville
Australian Anglicans elect first female bishop

The Anglican Church in Australia has chosen its first female bishop, filling a vacancy created when her predecessor resigned over his management of child abuse allegations.

Australian Anglicans elect first female bishop
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Senior Scottish Catholic sorry over sex claims

A senior Scottish bishop on Sunday apologised on behalf of the Catholic church over claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of the country's best known boarding schools.

Senior Scottish Catholic sorry over sex claims
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity

Syria's Greek Orthodox faithful bore a heavy cross on Friday as they marked the crucifixion of Christ, their country ravaged by two years of war and two of their bishops missing after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
The Holy Synod of the Church of England at Church House. ©REUTERS
Church of England to allow gay bishops in civil partnerships

The Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergymen in civil partnerships becoming bishops, provided the men concerned promise to remain celibate.

Church of England to allow gay bishops in civil partnerships
Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin. Photo courtesy of anglicantaonga.org.nz
Queen's chaplain says Church of England has racism problem

Queen Elizabeth II's chaplain Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, tipped to become one of Britain's first women bishops, said Saturday that the Church of England is struggling with "institutional racism".

Queen's chaplain says Church of England has racism problem
Church of England rejects women bishops
Church of England rejects women bishops

The Church of England narrowly rejected Tuesday the appointment of women bishops, triggering turmoil and setting back efforts to modernise the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide.

Church of England rejects women bishops
Church of England starts women bishops debate
Church of England starts women bishops debate

The Church of England's all-or-nothing debate on whether to introduce women bishops got under way Tuesday in its biggest and most contentious decision for two decades.

Church of England starts women bishops debate
World bishops gather to counter decline of faith
World bishops gather to counter decline of faith

Catholic bishops from around the world are convening for a synod starting on Sunday to debate how to counter rising secularism on the 50th anniversary of the historic but controversial Second Vatican Council.

World bishops gather to counter decline of faith

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