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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General Synod backs ban on clergy joining the BNP – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2011 in clergy, freedom of expression, news, political parties by sally

“The Church of England has backed draft legislation paving the way for a ban on clergy membership of the BNP – in spite of warnings about creating ‘martyrs’ to free speech.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2011

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Lawyer with 20 years experience suing paedophile priests in US comes to UK – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2011 in child abuse, clergy, law firms, news by sally

“A leading US litigator who has spent more than 20 years suing US-based paedophile priests and the church officials who moved them from parish to parish is joining a new legal practice dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuse in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

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Court setback for Catholic child welfare society – The Independent

Posted October 26th, 2010 in child abuse, clergy, news, vicarious liability by sally

“A Catholic child welfare society which may face a multi-million damages claim over abuse at a school failed today to offload some of the liability.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2010

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Priest jailed for 21 years on child abuse charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A former priest, James Robinson, who fled to the United States 25 years ago has been jailed for 21 years for the sexual abuse of young boys which began in the 1950s.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

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Draft law opens way for first women bishops by 2014 – The Sunday Times

Posted May 10th, 2010 in Church of England, clergy, news, women by sally

“The Church of England has paved the way for ordination of its first women bishops with new legislation that it hopes will prevent Anglicans splitting over the issue.”

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The Sunday Times, 9th May 2010

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Priest barred over intimate text messages – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2009 in clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“A priest has been barred from holding a licence after he admitted sending ‘sexual and intimate’ text messages to a teenage parishioner.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2009

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Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage given reprieve – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2009 in clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“A judge has denied the Church of England the power to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in a vicarage.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2009

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Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage faces eviction – The Observer

Posted June 8th, 2009 in clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“Two Church of England bishops have begun legal proceedings to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in one of their properties.”

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The Observer, 7th June 2009

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Ex-City lawyer wins right to sue for £5m over Catholic school abuse – The Times

Posted May 6th, 2009 in child abuse, clergy, news by sally

“The Roman Catholic Church in Britain could face a surge of US-style compensation claims over child abuse after a former City lawyer yesterday won the right to claim £5 million in damages.”

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The Times, 6th May 2009

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Former church minister found guilty of bigamy on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2008 in bigamy, clergy, news by sally

“A bigamist who married three women and left them in debt is on the run from police after being convicted in his absence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2008

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Church of England bans swinging, drinking vicar from practising – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2008 in clergy, news, professional conduct by sally

“A female vicar who told colleagues that she went on swinging holidays in the South of France and who turned up drunk to church services has been banned from practising for 12 years by the Church of England.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

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