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The national inquiry into how the Church of England, the Church in Wales and other bodies dealt with the sexual abuse of children is going to be scaled back, it The results of a review by chairwoman ...

Three schools and children homes run by the Church of Scotland are among more than 100 locations to be investigated under a national abuse inquiry, its chairwom Ballikinrain School in Stirling, Geils...

The Anglican Church will be scrutinised to establish whether a "culture of secrecy" existed, allowing perpetrators of sexual abuse to go unchallenged in their c The announcement was made by the publi...

The chair of a major independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse has warned that bishops and other faith leaders will face 'difficult' questions. Judge Lowell Goddard has opened the invest...

An abuse survivor is suing a Catholic Church sect and a local authority after he was assaulted by a monk at a residential school. Michael Murphy, known as Brother Benedict or Brother Ben, abused chil...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been urged to "break his silence" over the alleged "wrongdoings" by the Church of England relating to abuse. Survivors, whistle-blowers, legal experts, clergy and cam...

A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse has been discovered dead on the day he was due to report to police.  The allegations relate to Fr Ernest Sands when he was a teacher in an Upholla...

A man whose conviction over serious sexual offences prompted outrage has had his sentence slightly increased - due to a technicality. A man whose conviction over serious sexual offences prompted outr...

The Catholic church has been accused of seeing abuse victims as "third class citizens", by a man who recalled his time as a frightened schoolboy allegedly force The alleged victim told how he was abu...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told the child sex abuse inquiry that abusers can "never be trusted again". The Most Rev Justin Welby said that while people may be forgiven, this would not...

A new report by the independent body set up to combat clerical abuse has claimed convicted paedophiles could be infiltrating churches because management are fai Justin Humphreys, Head of Safeguarding...

A study by University College London found the influence of faith schools on grades was not significant once a child reached A-Levels but that being from a UCL's Institute of Education used a sa...

Running regular philosophy sessions with their primary school students could help to improve their grades and their interpersonal skills, according to a new stu It's after research with 3,000 childre...

Cathedrals are experiencing a surge in their Choral Evensong services, causing a research project at Oxford to look into why. Although there are often stories of the rural church being in decline, th...

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded in the inquest of a student from a Catholic sixth form in Hampshire who reared his head from between two train c Nye "Frankie" Newman - who attended Al...

Former prime minister and once News Editor at the Church Times, Sir Edward Heath, has been accused of raping a 12 year old boy. An inquiry has been launched into an alleged cover-up of child sex alle...

A former Roman Catholic priest has blamed a "tsunami" of media attention for almost identical accounts of boys he is accused of sexually abusing at a Catholic s Andrew Soper, 74, allegedly molested 1...

An assertion by the Acting Bishop of London that High Church is "faffy" has been refuted by a fellow Church of England bishop. Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, who is also the Bishop of Willesdon, described th...

The acting head teacher at a Catholic primary school in Gosport has been informed that he cannot apply for the permanent role because he is divorced and remarri Lyndon Strong has been the acting head...

A charity which has links to The Methodist Church is joining with 4 of the country's top Children's charities to urge politicians to pledge more support for chi Action for Children says it's joined w...