Christianity

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Pope and Justin Welby to visit South Sudan amid tensions over LGBTQ+ rights
Head of Anglican church in South Sudan said archbishop of Canterbury was ‘failing to defend biblical truth’

Harriet Sherwood

29, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Welby told me gay marriage progress will be ‘glacial’, says Sandi Toksvig
Comedian says C of E’s position is ‘untenable’ after meeting archbishop of Canterbury

Tom Ambrose

26, Jan, 2023 @11:13 PM

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C of E staff subjected to ‘horrific abuse and bullying’, says safeguarding official
Alexander Kubeyinje makes claims of abuse on staff, including death threats, in paper for General Synod

Harriet Sherwood

26, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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No 10 declines to say Sunak confident Zahawi has always told him truth about his tax affairs – as it happened
Downing Street spokesperson also says inquiry into former chancellor’s affairs to be ‘conducted swiftly’

Andrew Sparrow

24, Jan, 2023 @6:43 PM

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The Guardian view on the C of E and same-sex marriage: kicking the can down the road | Editorial
Editorial: The move towards blessings for civil unions is a step forward. But next month’s General Synod will be fraught

Editorial

24, Jan, 2023 @6:23 PM

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Archbishops call for checks to prevent social care profiteering
Stephen Cottrell and Justin Welby launch sweeping plan to reform how vulnerable people are looked after

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @4:40 PM

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C of E leaders call for tax rises to fund NHS-style social care system
Archbishops of Canterbury and York say ‘national care covenant’ needed with stronger role for state

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Vatican investigating rumours of ‘sex party’ at Newcastle cathedral
Move follows complaints that dean of St Mary’s Cathedral invited worshippers to his living quarters during lockdown

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @5:22 PM

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Losing their religion: why US churches are on the decline
As the US adjusts to an increasingly non-religious population, thousands of churches are closing each year – probably accelerated by Covid

Adam Gabbatt

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Sandi Toksvig to meet Archbishop of Canterbury over same-sex marriage
Move follows bishops’ refusal to back gay marriage while blessings to be on voluntary basis for clergy

Danya Hajjaji

22, Jan, 2023 @12:10 AM

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Stephen Innes obituary
Other lives: Member of the Franciscan order who worked as a parish priest and later taught theology

Stephen Innes

20, Jan, 2023 @7:15 PM

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Why isn’t there universal faith in female priests? | Letters
Letters: Women priests and bishops are here to stay, says Linda Hurcombe. Plus letters from the Rev Beth Honey and another female priest

20, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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