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Plaque honouring first women priests only contained men’s names

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A plaque marking the day when the Church of England ordained its first women priests is being replaced because it only mentioned the male clergy who attended the ceremony. The Times reported that the names of the 32 women who made history at Bristol Cathedral in 1994 were not included on the plaque, which each woman had contributed £15 towards. The new version will include the name of Angela Berners-Wilson, the first woman to be ordained. Berners-Wilson described the plaque fiasco as “very Church of England”.

Box of human heads stolen in Colorado

A curious theft took place in Colorado last week when someone broke into a freight company truck and stole a box containing human heads. The heads were being transported for medical research purposes, according to authorities. The blue and white box was labelled with “Exempt Human Specimen”, reported Fox News. Officers are imploring anyone who finds the box to call the Denver Police Department.

Ukraine conflict ‘shows Jesus is returning’

Radical Christians believe the conflict in Ukraine has “prophetic significance” and shows humanity is in “the end of times”, reported the Daily Star. “Is there any prophetic significance to what is happening in Ukraine right now? The answer is…Yes! I believe that Christ could come back at any moment,” wrote the evangelical pastor Greg Laurie, from the Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, on social media. Laurie also claimed the antichrist will come in the form of a “world leader” who will show their “true colours”.

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