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October 27 2017 By dvirtue Abortion at 50: Hundreds of Christians flood Westminster to mourn #8MillionTooMany

It came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined more than 100 other MPs calling on the Home Secretary to ban pro-life vigils outside abortion clinics.

A letter, signed by 113 MPs including Corbyn and Vince Cable, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, was sent to coincide with the anniversary that first permitted abortions in Britain.

It comes after Ealing council in West London voted to ban a vigil outside a local clinic in the borough.

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October 23 2017 By dvirtue "I need a friendly bishop," said the child abuse survivor, as the prelate passed by on the other side

Plainly he knows the acoustics of the Cathedral well and used them to good effect, repeatedly returning to the same refrain at points in the story and demanding of his listeners: "Who will help? You? You? You?", leaving the words to echo around and find their mark.

The church took the lesson to heart and has enthusiastically raised the question with the government when discussing refugees, foodbanks and the implementation of Universal Credit.

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October 19 2017 By dvirtue ENGLAND: Rid Church schools of Christianity: Parents' campaign extends to removing crosses, Bibles and clergy

Headteacher Dan Turvey also criticised the parents' 'campaign' to ban CrossTeach, and appeared reluctant when he said he would ban the group.

But the orchestrated campaign goes further and demands the removal of crosses, Bibles and even the banning of Church of England clergy from Church of England school assemblies, according to local clergy in Tunbridge Wells.

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October 19 2017 By dvirtue How the Church of England tried to hush-up perverted vicar scandal - more details emerge

DevonLive has now spoken to Father Trevor Smyth, who has confirmed that neither he nor his Exmouth congregation received any support from the Diocese of Exeter, or from higher up within the Church, after disgraced vicar Peter Cranch was jailed for abusing a choirboy at All Saints Church in Exmouth.

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October 18 2017 By dvirtue Church of England apologises to victims after police reveal former Bishop of Chester would have been questioned over string of sex abuse claims had he not died in 1987

The former Bishop of Chester is alleged to have committed the crimes from 1974 to 1982. He was bishop during this time until his retirement in 1981.

Assistant Chief Constable at Cheshire Police Nick Bailey said today: 'Following a thorough investigation and taking into account all of the information available, it has been established that, if Bishop Whitsey were alive today, as part of the investigation process he would have been spoken to by police.

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October 18 2017 By dvirtue "Don't abandon the flock" -- command from the Lord, or excuse for inaction?

Various factors have led to this latter question re-surfacing recently. The increasing acceptance of "affirming" views on same sex relationships by senior C of E leaders points to the real possibility of the denomination following the path of TEC, Anglican Church of Canada, and Scottish Episcopal Church in formally abandoning Christian orthodoxy in this and other related areas.

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October 15 2017 By dvirtue Doubts Grow Over Archbishop's Account of When He Knew of Abuse

But now the grown men who were victims of the abuse as boys are coming forward to challenge the archbishop's version of events, casting doubt on his claims of ignorance.

The archbishop, 61, was working abroad in 1982, when an internal investigation by an influential Christian charity supported allegations of sadistic practices by John Smyth, a prominent lawyer and evangelical leader who ran the camps.

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October 14 2017 By dvirtue Welby admits he's hopeless

He certainly does have his moments. There was one last month when he returned from his holidays to demand "tax rises on the wealthy and more green technology."

As his hopelessness lingered, Welby went on: "We are failing those who will grow up into a world where the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the country is significant and destabilising."

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October 10 2017 By dvirtue Celebrated Church of England bishop accused of child abuse 'will have his good name restored' by an inquiry

Bishop Bell the wartime Bishop of Chichester who died in 1958, was praised for speaking out against Hitler in the 1930s -- and he was granted the Anglican equivalent of a Saint's Day, an annual commemoration.

But to the fury of devotees, his character was blackened when the Church declared two years ago that 'on the balance of probabilities' he had sexually assaulted a child in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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October 09 2017 By dvirtue Why can't a Welby be more like a man?

Science fictionologists are not even sure whether to categorise this being as 'a' Welby (there could be more of the kind on Planet Zog) or 'the' Welby (a sui generis organism) because of its amorphous nature which is constantly evolving and transmogrifying into different shapes.

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