A former senior member of a Christian charity suspected of physically abusing boys who attended Christian summer camps has died without answering the allegations against him. One of his victims has
called for an
independent inquiry and accused the Church of England of "marking its own exams".
called for a chaplain who opposed same-sex marriage equality and made anti-gay remarks to be dismissed from a school in Angus. The school and
council have made clear that the chaplain won't be sacked. In response the NSS's Scottish office has said state schools shouldn't employ religious chaplains or organise pastoral care
around religious identities.
Women in Scotland will still be allowed to take abortion pills at home after a
legal challenge against the move was thrown out. In May we reported that the Society for the Protection of Unborn
Children was attempting to block it in court.
The queen's former spokesperson Dickie Arbiter has suggested Prince Charles will take the
titles 'defender of the faith' and 'supreme governor of the Church of England' when he ascends to the throne.
A former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12-month sentence in home
detention for concealing child sexual abuse, an Australian court has ruled. The decision means Philip Wilson, who resigned as archbishop of Adelaide after his
conviction, will avoid jail.
Lawyers representing child abuse survivors have called for the environment
secretary, Michael Gove, to be called before a public inquiry over an allegation he intervened in a sexual abuse investigation into a priest.
The Danish government has said it will work to combat a bill proposing to
ban infant circumcision in the country.
Tunisia's president has proposed giving women equal inheritance rights in the
latest sign that the country could embrace secular law.
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