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June 25 2017 By dvirtue Welby is guilty of rank hypocrisy

George Carey has stepped down. So why is Sawyer is still facing 'cruel and sadistic treatment by the very highest levels of the church'? Is he pointing his finger at the current archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu? In that case, should Justin and John swallow their cyanide pills and walk the plank?

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June 22 2017 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby asks Lord Carey to consider his position as assistant bishop over Ball abuse case

At a press conference with Dame Moira launching the independent report today, Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells and the lead bishop on safeguarding in the Church, confirmed that Archbishop Welby had 'written directly' to Lord Carey asking him 'carefully' to consider his position.

Bishop Hancock said that 'this is now a matter for Lord Carey and the Bishop of Oxford' who have been having conversations on the telephone and are set to meet in the next two days.

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June 21 2017 By dvirtue Loose Canons? Andy Lines and the Canons of Nicaea

What was most intriguing, however, was what the Archbishop went on to say next:

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June 15 2017 By dvirtue Conservative parishes declare 'no confidence' in Archbishop of Canterbury

Given 'the failure to teach sound doctrine and the refusal to refute, publicly, false teaching and practice, each congregation was asked to consider the current leadership in light of the biblical requirement for bishops', the two vicars said.

The two congregations also declared 'no confidence' in their own Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, who has called for official thanksgiving services for gay couples.

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June 14 2017 By dvirtue Christian Lesbian Rock Star Vicky Beeching Given Award by Archbishop of Canterbury

The rock star has been posting throughout the week about her experiences of being presented with the Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, last week.

"Still amazed this happened last Friday. Never thought, after coming out as gay, that I would receive an award like this. Means so much," she tweeted on Monday, and shared a link of the official document praising her for her contributions to contemporary worship music.

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June 07 2017 By dvirtue Pope and Archbishop abandon South Sudan visit over security fears

The Catholic Archbishop of the South Sudan, Paulino Loro, had announced that arrangements were being made to welcome Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby on October 15 after a delegation of bishops from both Sudan and South Sudan visited the Pontiff in Rome where they extended an invitation to Francis.

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June 06 2017 By dvirtue Church is 17th most trusted body in the UK, out of a list of 24

Political parties, multinational companies and newspapers comprise the least trusted three.

Looking further into the data, the Church has 'a great deal' of trust from nine per cent of the public, while 24 per cent of those answering said they had 'quite a lot' of trust -- meaning that a third of the public seen the Church as either very or quite trustworthy.

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May 28 2017 By dvirtue The Church of England is to vote on creating an official 'baptism-style' service to celebrate sex changes

But liberals said vicars have been forced to devise unofficial services to welcome sex-change worshippers and the Church should demonstrate its unambiguous acceptance of transsexuals.

The motion will be debated by the General Synod in July and comes at a highly sensitive time for bishops, who are struggling to prevent a major split over same-sex marriage.

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May 28 2017 By dvirtue Will the Bishop of Manchester 'come together' by inviting Muslims to his transgender week?

The reader must decide if the voices of Britain's religious establishment wailing loudly after the tragic and horrific Manchester terrorist attack on Monday are quacks whose words will only serve to anaesthetise further a culture steeped in snowflake sentimentality.

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May 24 2017 By dvirtue Heavens above! Church of England staff receive £1million bonuses... after Welby slammed bankers' excessive pay

The payments brought charges of hypocrisy from City critics who say the CofE has opened a gap between what it tells other people to do and what it does itself.

The annual report of the CofE's financial wing, the Church Commissioners, showed that bonuses, which were first paid to managers in 2013, topped the £1 million level for the first time in 2016.

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