(RNS) Baptism is an important religious ritual for British royals: Since the monarch is the head of the Church of England, eventually Prince George will take on that role, so it’s critical that he be raised as an Anglican.
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(RNS) Under the new law, gay men and women will be able to join together in civil ceremonies or in church services — although no religious denomination will be forced to carry out such services. Neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the Church of England will perform such marriages.
(RNS) Trustees from the Scouting Association are preparing to meet next week to approve a new scouting oath for atheists. The move comes only a week after Girl Guides announced that they would give up their promise to “love my God.”
LONDON (RNS) Justin Welby, a former oil executive who says he never thought he’d have sufficient experience to take on the Church of England’s top job, was formally confirmed as the next archbishop of Canterbury on Monday at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
LONDON (RNS) As Britain waits for Queen Elizabeth II to appoint a new archbishop of Canterbury, there's renewed attention on her title of “Defender of the Faith.” By Trevor Grundy.