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Priest barred over intimate text messages – The Independent

“A priest has been barred from holding a licence after he admitted sending ‘sexual and intimate’ text messages to a teenage parishioner.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage given reprieve – The Guardian

“A judge has denied the Church of England the power to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in a vicarage.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage faces eviction – The Observer

“Two Church of England bishops have begun legal proceedings to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in one of their properties.”

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The Observer, 7th June 2009

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Ex-City lawyer wins right to sue for £5m over Catholic school abuse – The Times

“The Roman Catholic Church in Britain could face a surge of US-style compensation claims over child abuse after a former City lawyer yesterday won the right to claim £5 million in damages.”

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The Times, 6th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Former church minister found guilty of bigamy on the run – Daily Telegraph

“A bigamist who married three women and left them in debt is on the run from police after being convicted in his absence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Church of England bans swinging, drinking vicar from practising – The Times

“A female vicar who told colleagues that she went on swinging holidays in the South of France and who turned up drunk to church services has been banned from practising for 12 years by the Church of England.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Church of England faces compensation bill over women bishops – Daily Telegraph

“The Church of England could face paying out millions of pounds in compensation to opponents of women bishops who quit their posts over the issue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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