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Anglican Church to allow gay bishops

LONDON (AFP) – The Anglican Church was on Monday set to approve controversial guidelines allowing openly homosexual clergy to become bishops. In a paper due to be published Monday, the Church will seek to move in line with Britain’s Equality Act by updating its rules to permit celibate homosexual men…

Wikileaks: UK frightened by papal appeal to disgrunted Anglicans

LONDON — Britain’s ambassador to the Vatican feared the pope’s invitation for disgruntled Anglicans to switch to Catholicism might spark anti-Catholic violence at home, a leaked US diplomatic cable revealed Saturday. Ambassador Francis Campbell told US diplomats that “Anglican-Vatican relations were facing their worst crisis in 150 years as a…

Gay Episcopal bishop to retire amid death threats

WASHINGTON — The first openly gay US Episcopal bishop, whose consecration rocked the worldwide Anglican fellowship, has said he will retire early because death threats and controversy had placed “constant strain” on his family. Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire said he would retire in 2013,…

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