UK News Briefing

  • January 6, 2004

    New Bishop of Reading announced

    -6/1/04

    The new Bishop of Reading was revealed today following the row over the post after it was offered to the gay

    New Bishop of Reading announced -6/1/04 The new Bishop of Reading was revealed today following the row over the post after it was offered to the gay but celibate cleric Canon Jeffrey John. Downing Street was expected to announce this morning that...
  • January 5, 2004

    Report suggests split over women bishops

    -5/1/03

    The Church of England may split if women become bishops, an official report has revealed today.

    Report suggests split over women bishops -5/1/03 The Church of England may split if women become bishops, an official report has revealed today. Under the proposals, an approved faction could be set up for male clergy opposed to women clerics. The...
  • January 5, 2004

    Israeli soldiers occupy Episcopal Church hospital

    -5/1/03

    In a phone conversation with the Anglican Bishop of

    Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Riah Abu el As

    Israeli soldiers occupy Episcopal Church hospital -5/1/03 In a phone conversation with the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Riah Abu el Assal, the Anglican Communion News Service learned that the Episcopal Church's hospital in Nablus has...
  • January 5, 2004

    Catholic agency moves in to earthquake zone

    -5/1/03

    Emergency relief supplies from the Catholic aid agency CAFOD have arrived in the Iranian city of

    Catholic agency moves in to earthquake zone -5/1/03 Emergency relief supplies from the Catholic aid agency CAFOD have arrived in the Iranian city of Bam, which was hit by an earthquake on Boxing Day. CAFOD immediately provided £100,000 to Islamic...
  • January 5, 2004

    Carey attacks top up fees

    -5/1/04

    The Government's top-up fee proposals have been criticised by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.

    Carey attacks top up fees -5/1/04 The Government's top-up fee proposals have been criticised by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey. His criticism came on Sky News' Sunday programme with Adam Boulton. "I come from a working-class...
  • January 5, 2004

    Democrats move to claim Jesus as their own

    -5/1/04

    In an apparent shift in strategy on the stump, Democratic presidential candidates are attempting

    Democrats move to claim Jesus as their own -5/1/04 In an apparent shift in strategy on the stump, Democratic presidential candidates are attempting to enlist God on their side to counter President George W Bush's overwhelming popularity among...
  • December 25, 2003

    Archbishop calls for tolerance of religious faith

    -25/12/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed to the wider world to overcome its mistrust of

    Archbishop calls for tolerance of religious faith -25/12/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed to the wider world to overcome its mistrust of religion. In his Christmas sermon Dr Rowan Williams criticised France over plans to ban Muslim...
  • December 25, 2003

    Pope calls for peace

    -25/12/03

    Pope John Paul II has called for peaceful co-existence among nations and an end to violence and conflicts.

    Pope calls for peace -25/12/03 Pope John Paul II has called for peaceful co-existence among nations and an end to violence and conflicts. Celebrating traditional Christmas midnight mass in a packed St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the pontiff said; "...
  • December 15, 2003

    Singer attacks Catholic church

    -15/12/03

    Hip hop singer Lauryn Hill has caused controversy by severely criticising the Roman Catholic Church during

    Singer attacks Catholic church -15/12/03 Hip hop singer Lauryn Hill has caused controversy by severely criticising the Roman Catholic Church during a concert at the Vatican, reports the BBC. She told the audience, which included senior church...
  • December 12, 2003

    Campaign to stop East Jerusalem wall

    -12/12/03

    As the International Court of Justice considers a UN request to issue an opinion on Israel's aparthe

    Campaign to stop East Jerusalem wall -12/12/03 As the International Court of Justice considers a UN request to issue an opinion on Israel's apartheid wall between itself and the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli citizens are campaigning to try to...