Over 500 Church of England clergy are meeting today to consider the Pope's offer for them to join their own section of the Roman Catholic Church. But sceptics point out that false claims of a 'mass exodus' have been made before.
The Bishop of Reading has expressed his frustration with the Church of England's middle class image, contrasting it with the message of Jesus and insisting that the Church should be a place “where people can be just as they are”.
In a historic and controversial move, the Episcopal Church in the USA, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, has voted to remove the bar on priests in monogamous same-sex relationships from becoming bishops.
The Church of England is planning rapid expansion of publicly-funded schools in its control, but it faces a challenge from parents, teachers, unions, academics, clergy and many others who want to end discrimination in admissions and employment.
The Dean of Southwark has said that the actions of the Bishop of Rochester and two others compromises their Anglican loyalty and raises questions about an attempt to create an alternative Anglican church.