Women bishops vote welcomed by Archbishop of Canterbury – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2014 in Church of England, clergy, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the Church of England’s historic vote to allow women to become bishops.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2014

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Paedophile priest Francis Paul Cullen jailed for 15 years – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2014 in clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A priest who sexually assaulted seven children before spending more than two decades on the run in Spain has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2014

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Ombudsman could rule on Church of England disputes – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2013 in Church of England, clergy, complaints, equality, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

“Church of England proposes setting up an ombudsman to handle complaints arising from the introduction of women bishops.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2013

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Diocese of York abuse inquiry opens clergy files – BBC News

“Church files on deceased clergy who served in the Diocese of York are to be opened as part of an investigation into alleged cases of child abuse.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2013

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No trade unions for clergy if the Archbishop says no, rules European Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 2nd, 2013 in clergy, human rights, news, trade unions by sally

“The Orthodox Archbishop of Craiova in Romania, that is, not the Archbishop of Canterbury. The European Court of Human Rights recently handed down an interesting ruling on Article 11 (freedom of assembly and association) that could also have more far-reaching consequences for the application of Article 9 (freedom of religion).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st August 2013

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Are Imams Employees Of Mosques? – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 31st, 2013 in clergy, employment, Islam, news by sally

“An Imam performs the duty of offering prayer for the congregation in mosques. Essentially mosques are a centre of community worship where Muslims perform ritual prayer and where historically they also gathered for political, social and cultural functions. The function of the mosque is summarised by the 13th Century jurist Ibn Taymiyah as a place of gathering where prayer was celebrated and where public affairs were conducted. Services connected to marriages or birth are not usually performed inside the mosque. The rites that are important and integral to the function of many churches such as confession, penitence and confirmation do not exist in mosques.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 25th July 2013

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Secretly-married priest jailed for sex assault on 17-year-old girl – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2013 in abuse of position of trust, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A secretly-married priest who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in what a judge described as an ‘enormous breach of trust’ was today jailed for six months.”

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The Independent, 11th April 2013

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Ex-Church of England priest Keith Wilkie Denford and organist Michael Mytton guilty of string of child abuse offences – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2013 in child abuse, clergy, news, sexual offences by sally

“A retired Church of England priest and a former organist and choirmaster have been found guilty of a string of child sex abuse offences dating back more than 25 years.”

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The Independent, 5th April 2013

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Ex-canon of Carlisle Cathedral Ronald Johns jailed – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2012 in child abuse, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by sally

“A former canon of Carlisle Cathedral, convicted of a series of child sex offences dating back almost 30 years, has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2012

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Child sex abuse inquiry damns Chichester church’s local safeguarding – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2012 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news by tracey

“An inquiry into child sex abuse by Church of England clergy in Chichester has found many children suffered ‘abiding hurt and damage’ because local safeguarding measures had fallen ‘woefully short’ for two decades.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2012

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E v English Province of Our Lady of Charity and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2012 in appeals, child abuse, clergy, employment, law reports, vicarious liability by sally

E v English Province of Our Lady of Charity and another [2012] EWCA Civ 938; [2012] WLR (D) 204

“In a case in which a Roman Catholic parish priest was said to have abused a young girl, and the question arose, as to potential vicarious liability, whether he was an employee, independent contractor, or in some other manner to be considered akin to an employee, the law as to vicarious liability was to be extended such that the question should be approached in a broader way, and also by reference to several tests, looking, inter alia, to whether the applicable status was akin to employment, and whether it would be just and fair to impose vicarious liability.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2012

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Months of frantic lobbying expected as women bishops debate is temporarily stayed by Church of England – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2012 in Church of England, clergy, ecclesiastical law, lobbying, news, women by tracey

” Supporters and opponents of women bishops are gearing up for months of frantic lobbying as a potentially historic vote which might have approved legislation today was temporarily stayed following an impassioned debate on the crucial issue.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2012

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Church of England meeting ahead of women bishops vote – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2012 in Church of England, clergy, ecclesiastical law, news, women by tracey

“The Church of England’s ruling synod is meeting in York ahead of a planned vote on whether to allow women bishops.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2012

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General Synod rejects women bishops compromise bid – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2012 in Church of England, clergy, news, women by tracey

“Anglicans opposed to the ordination of women bishops have been refused concessions they say would secure their place in the Church of England. The General Synod defeated a bid to increase the autonomy of male bishops looking after traditionalist parishes.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2012

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Rochdale sham marriage vicar John Magumba facing jail – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2011 in clergy, immigration, marriage, news, theft by sally

“A Church of England vicar from Rochdale has admitted carrying out sham marriage ceremonies to allow illegal immigrants to gain the right to stay in the UK.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2011

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Priest who witnessed Iraqi detention could face prosecution – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in armed forces, clergy, Iraq, misfeasance in public office, news, torture, witnesses by tracey

“The director of public prosecutions has been asked to consider bringing criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest who was found to have witnessed the shocking condition of a group of prisoners in Iraq, which included Baha Mousa, who was tortured to death, but did nothing to raise the alarm.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2011

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Church inquiry after official convicted of paedophilia – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

“The Catholic Church is to launch a review of child protection across the South West of England after a religious official investigating child sex abuse allegations was convicted of paedophilia.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Court to decide Catholic church liability for priest abuse – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in clergy, employment, news by sally

“The Roman Catholic church’s liability for the wrongdoings of its priests is being tested in a high court hearing that could have a significant impact on clerical sexual abuse cases.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2011

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Stoke-on-Trent Muslim sexual abuse cleric jailed – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2011 in child abuse, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A Muslim cleric who sexually assaulted two boys at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

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Chaplain jailed for having sex with prisoner – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2011 in clergy, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“A prison chaplain has been jailed for eight months after she had a sexual relationship with an inmate.”

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The Independent, 15th March 2011

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