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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Anglican bishops approve woman observers

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Eight female priests will attend Church of England house of bishops meetings as observers until the church moves to female bishops, officials said Monday.

Cameron: Church of England needs 'prod'

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday hinted at taking action to give the Church of England a "sharp prod" towards female bishops.

Archbishop: Anglicans may need 'president'

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Anglican Communion is considering a structural change that would add a "more presidential figure," Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says.

Vote on female bishops in England delayed

YORK, England, July 10 (UPI) -- The Church of England postponed a vote Monday on female bishops because of a dispute about safeguards for those who oppose women in the upper clerical ranks.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Richard Dawkins not certain there is no God

OXFORD, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Richard Dawkins, the British scientist who has become one of the world's best-known atheists, says he is not absolutely certain there is no God.
Archbishop seeks to heal Zimbabwe rift

Archbishop seeks to heal Zimbabwe rift

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams hopes Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will help resolve a rift among Anglicans in the country, the BBC reports.
Archbishop of Canterbury may quit in 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury may quit in 2012

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has told friends he wants to step down next year as head of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Archbishop has right to his opinion

Archbishop has right to his opinion

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has a right to his opinion, even if he's wrong, British officials said.

Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury meet

VATICAN CIY, Vatican City, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams held a "cordial" meeting Saturday, their first since the Vatican targeted disaffected Anglicans.

U.K. Anglicans to snub gay Swedish bishop

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Anglican bishops in Britain say they won't be attending the ordination of the openly homosexual bishop of Stockholm.

British officials welcome papal visit

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Both secular and religious officials say they are happy Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Britain next year.

Archbishop: 'Two styles of being Anglican'

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- The head of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion suggests a division in Anglican views should not split the church.

Cleric rails against response to recession

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Britain's leaders could look to Nazi Germany to learn about dealing with the current recession, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said.

RSPCA apologizes for killing temple cow

LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has agreed to apologize to a Hindu temple in England for euthanizing one of its cows.

Anglicans mull ban on gay bishops

CANTERBURY, England, July 29 (UPI) -- A plan before the Lambeth Conference in England would ban consecration of gay bishops and blessings of same-sex relationships in the Anglican Communion.

African bishop: Robinson should quit

CANTERBURY, England, July 22 (UPI) -- An African bishop at the Lambeth Conference in Britain called Tuesday for the resignation of the Anglican Communion's only openly gay bishop.

Anglican bishops gather in Britain

CANTERBURY, England, July 16 (UPI) -- Anglican bishops from around the world gathered Wednesday in Britain against a backdrop of controversy over the acceptance of homosexuals in church leadership.

Judge says Sharia aspects OK in Britain

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Muslims living in Britain should be able to live under Sharia, the body of Islamic religious law, Britain's most senior judge said.

Episcopal bishops meet to discuss gays

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Episcopal bishops began meeting Thursday in New Orleans to discuss gays in the church with a call from the presiding bishop to respect others’ opinions.

Prince Harry: Diana was 'the best mother'

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Prince Harry called Princess Diana "the best mother in the world" during Friday's service at Guards' Chapel in London on the 10-year anniversary of her death.

Episcopal Church rejects demands on gays

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Episcopal Church in the United States have rejected demands they adopt a stronger stand against homosexuality.

New move to start breakaway U.S. church?

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- A group led by African archbishops reportedly plans to consecrate a U.S. Episcopalian to lead a breakaway Anglican church in the United States.

British priest jailed for molesting boys

BRISTOL, England, May 4 (UPI) -- A Church of England priest has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for sexually assaulting six boys.
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