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Church of England vicar jailed over sham marriages – UK Border Agency

“A Church of England vicar was today among 3 men jailed for staging hundreds of sham marriages in East Sussex. Reverend Alex Brown was found guilty of conspiring to facilitate breaches in immigration law in July alongside 2 other men, Ukrainian national Vladymyr Buchak and lawyer Michael Adelasoye, following an 8 week trial.”

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UK Border Agency, 6th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Vicar jailed for sham marriages scam – Daily Telegraph

“A Church of England vicar has been jailed for four years for his part in Britain’s biggest sham marriage fraud to help hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Two vicars held over suspected sham marriages – The Guardian

“Two clergymen suspected of officiating over sham marriages were arrested by immigration officers today [3rd August].”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Church of England pays damages over abuse claims – BBC News

“The Church of England has paid substantial damages to a woman who claims she was forcibly drugged and sexually abused whilst in the care of a church-run children’s home.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Vicar ‘married hundreds in fraudulent ceremonies’ – The Independent

“An Anglican vicar deliberately breached Britain’s immigration laws by conducting hundreds of sham marriages between Africans and Europeans, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Draft law opens way for first women bishops by 2014 – The Sunday Times

“The Church of England has paved the way for ordination of its first women bishops with new legislation that it hopes will prevent Anglicans splitting over the issue.”

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The Sunday Times, 9th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Carey intervenes in council prayers battle – The Guardian

“The former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, today [7th May] backed the saying of prayers before council meetings as a pressure group prepared to launch a legal battle on the issue.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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