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Stoke-on-Trent Muslim sexual abuse cleric jailed – BBC News

“A Muslim cleric who sexually assaulted two boys at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chaplain jailed for having sex with prisoner – The Independent

“A prison chaplain has been jailed for eight months after she had a sexual relationship with an inmate.”

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The Independent, 15th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

General Synod backs ban on clergy joining the BNP – Daily Telegraph

“The Church of England has backed draft legislation paving the way for a ban on clergy membership of the BNP – in spite of warnings about creating ‘martyrs’ to free speech.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyer with 20 years experience suing paedophile priests in US comes to UK – The Guardian

“A leading US litigator who has spent more than 20 years suing US-based paedophile priests and the church officials who moved them from parish to parish is joining a new legal practice dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuse in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court setback for Catholic child welfare society – The Independent

“A Catholic child welfare society which may face a multi-million damages claim over abuse at a school failed today to offload some of the liability.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Priest jailed for 21 years on child abuse charges – Daily Telegraph

“A former priest, James Robinson, who fled to the United States 25 years ago has been jailed for 21 years for the sexual abuse of young boys which began in the 1950s.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.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


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