Blair shuns U.S. faith-based politics

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair Tuesday said religion should not play the same role in British politics as it does in the United States.

Anglican church split over homosexuality

NEWRY, Northern Ireland, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Anglican leaders have asked the U.S. and Canadian churches to withdraw from a key council because of their position on homosexuality.

Calls for Church apology over gay bishop

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The American Anglican Church should express regret over its consecration of a gay bishop, the general synod recommended in London Thursday.

U.N. chief leaves London for Munich

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has wrapped up his London visit and headed to Munich, Germany, where he is to deliver a major speech this weekend.

Anglican bishops discuss homosexuality

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Britain's Anglican bishops met Wednesday in London to discuss the crisis over homosexuality which is threatening the denomination's unity.

British churches begin climate campaign

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A group of churches in Great Britain has begun a campaign to curb climate change by cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, the BBC reported Saturday.

Church head a Homer Simpson fan

CANTERBURY, England, June 20 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams would look "very seriously" at an invitation to appear on animated comedy The Simpsons.

First gay bishop creates church schisms

DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The elevation of an openly gay Episcopalian priest to bishop has sparked protests from within the Anglican Communion, reports said Monday.

Anglicans may boost power of Canterbury

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The head of the global Anglican Communion reportedly would gain sweeping powers under secret plans that could force U.S. Episcopalian churches into line.

Anglican summit over, but crisis goes on

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The 77-million-member Anglican Communion edged closer to schism Thursday when the church's global leaders conceded during a crisis meeting in London that they c
AL WEBB, United Press International

Anglican summit on gay clergy begins

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Leaders from the worldwide Anglican Communion are gathered in London for a two-day summit on the issue of gay clergy.

Anglicans meet to discuss gay flap

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Anglican Communion's 38 national and regional churches will meet Wednesday in London for a two-day emergency meeting.

Anglican church facing disintegration

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams admitted Monday the Anglican Church faces a "messy" future and is in danger of disintegration.

Gay bishop to address gay Christians

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church's first openly homosexual bishop will deliver a speech to homosexual Christians during a visit to Britain.

Gay priest turns down Angelican post

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- A gay priest ended weeks of controversy within the Anglican Church Sunday by reversing his decision to accept the post of Bishop of Reading.
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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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