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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said the worldwide church may have to break up amid a bitter row over the consecration of gay bishops.
By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has refused to reconsider its ruling that a minister acted correctly when he refused church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Tuesday.
By Orla Ryan ACCRA (Reuters) - Devout Christian Elizabeth Abrokwah believes prayer will deliver the child she so desperately wants, overcoming the hurdles of age and menopause. "In African custom, without children you won't be happy in the marriage.
By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Traditionalist British Anglicans have defied church leaders in an escalating row over gay clergy by importing a conservative African bishop to ordain three deacons.
By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has ordered a lesbian minister defrocked and ruled another clergy member was right to refuse church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Monday.
By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has ordered a lesbian minister defrocked, overturning a lower panel's ruling that had reversed the penalty, the church announced on Monday.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church may someday have to consider ordaining married men in order to deal with the desperate shortage of priests, according to some participants at a Vatican synod that began its work on Monday.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, opening the first major Church meeting since his election, said on Sunday that trying to keep God out of public life was "not tolerance but hypocrisy." The Pope, during a solemn Mass in St Peter's Basilica opening a synod of more than 250 bishops from 118 countries, also said that too many Catholic lives could be compared to "vinegar rather than wine" because of the indifference to God.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Roman Catholic church has for the first time allowed a former Anglican minister who is married with two children to be ordained as a priest.
By Alonso Soto HARVARD, Ill. (Reuters) - Roy Peraza, a Cuban-born pastor in one of America's fastest-growing Protestant denominations, trolls this sleepy town's supermarkets and restaurants in search of new Latino converts.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.