Cricket player named 'Beard of the Year'

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Britain's Beard Liberation Front has named English cricket player Monty Panesar as the owner of the "'Beard of the Year 2006."

Anglican, Catholic bishops meet in England

LEEDS, England, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in England and Wales have begun their first joint meeting.

Church of England aids unmarried couples

LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Church of England says unmarried couples deserve similar legal rights to their married counterparts.

Church report raps male 'headship' concept

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Church of England report says theological ideas on male "headship" in marriage vows can be wrongly interpreted to support submission by wives.

Britain ducks CO2-reduction promise

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- A British government report says the nation is unlikely to attain its previously announced goal of a 20-percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2010.

U.K. archbishop wants ban on creationism

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called for an end to schools teaching the Bible-based account of creationism.

Anglicans to face Jewish condemnation

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Church of England may face Jewish condemnation for voting to disinvest from firms whose products are used by Israel in occupied territories.

Britain anoints first black archbishop

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Ugandan-born John Sentamu has been anointed as Britain's first black archbishop in a lavish, African-themed Church of England ceremony, a report said.

English priests barred from civil unions

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says homosexual English priests could be forced from the Church if they enter same-sex civil unions.

Britain's black archbishop gets hate mail

YORK, England, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The first black archbishop in the Church of England says he prays for the people who have been sending him hate mail.

Anglicans split further over homosexuality

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Anglican Church in Nigeria has taken further steps to cut ties to Canterbury, the "mother" church of the Anglican Communion, The Times of London reported.

Anglicans vote on disinvestment

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Israel's embassy in London reacted angrily to an Anglican Communion vote favoring disinvestment in companies involved in the occupation of the West Bank.

Charles and Camilla to acknowledge 'sin'

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are to acknowledge their "sins and wickedness" during their marriage blessing Saturday.

Prince Charles to attend pope's funeral

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Prince Charles will represent the British royal family at the Friday funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome.

Royal wedding postponed for Pope's funeral

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Prince Charles has delayed his wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles so he can attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II, Clarence House said Monday.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, marries Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, as Michael Middleton, Kate Middleton's father, left, and best man Britain's Prince Harry, right, look on during the Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey in London on April, 29, 2011. UPI/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool
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