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  • Bishop charged over breaking betting rules

    LONDON: The English Football Association says it has charged Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop with multiple breaches of its betting rules...

    The 18-year-old Bishop plays for Ipswich in the League Championship, the second tier of English soccer...

  • Bishop jailed for sex assaults in UK

    LONDON: A British court on Wednesday jailed a former bishop with links to the royal family for 32 months after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting teenagers in a case that has prompted accusations of a cover-up...

    The former bishop of Lewes in southern England avoided charges after allegations arose in 1993...

  • Footprints: The bishop from Karachi

    SITTING in his office overlooking the famous Wimpole Street in Westminster, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who in 1994 became the first non-white diocesan bishop at the Church of England and was among the final two candidates to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, remembers with fondness the Karachi of his youth...

    ”Bishop Michael was ordained as an Anglican priest at the age of 20 while he was still in Karachi...

  • Bishop from Norway calls for interfaith harmony

    PESHAWAR: Helga Haugland Byfuglien, a bishop in the Church of Norway, has expressed her satisfaction over the role of Council of Pakistan World Religions it has played for interfaith harmony in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    Talking to a delegation of Council of Pakistan World Religions at Diocese of Peshawar on Wednesday, the visiting bishop said that it was time that people of different religions should join hands to work for maintenance of...

  • Bishop convicted of sex abuse cover-up resigns

    The move suggests Francis is keen to clean house before he heads to Dublin next month for a big Catholic family rally were the sex abuse scandal is likely to dominate the agenda given Ireland’s devastating history with predator priests and the bishops who covered for them...

    He became the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever convicted in a criminal court of abuse cover-up...

  • Vatican suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun

    NEW DELHI: The Vatican has accepted a request from a bishop in India to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties as police questioned him for a second day over accusations that he raped a nun...

    In a letter seen by Reuters, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, said Pope Francis had received the bishop’s request to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral responsibilities...

  • First bishop ordained in China under Vatican deal

    A Chinese Catholic bishop has been ordained with the joint approval of the Pope and Beijing for the first time under an agreement intended to encourage a rapprochement between China and the Holy See...

    But under the terms of the deal agreed in September last year, both Beijing and the Vatican will now have a say in appointing Catholic bishops...

  • Pope simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedure

    The announcement came the week after the pope signalled a more merciful approach to women who had obtained abortions and was another sign of his drive to shake up the hidebound Roman Catholic Church and try to soften some of its more rigid rules...

    MOST SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE IN 250 YEARS: Monsignor Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Vatican appeals court that rules on annulments, told a news conference the new rules were the most substantive...

  • Vatican cricket, a Catholic vs Muslim match and the Karachi connection

    KARACHI: Bats, wickets, helmets, team bags for all this cricket equipment and a Catholic priest in the middle of it! “I know, I know, you must be wondering why I am not around Bibles or crucifixes instead but this is also good work that I am doing here,” laughed Father R...

    Robert McCulloch, a founding member of the Vatican Cricket Club, who, before being assigned to the Vatican, spent 34 years in Pakistan for missionary and social...

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