Archives for May 2013

Archbishop of York has surgery for prostate cancer

Following an operation May 30, Archbishop of York John Sentamu released the following statement. [Diocese of York] I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross, and his surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds, who today operated on me for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate. I am also grateful to the nursing […]

Crowning celebrations across the Anglican Communion

[Anglican Journal] Shortly after noon on June 2, 1953, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, archbishop of Canterbury, placed the ancient St. Edward’s crown on the 27-year-old head of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Now, as a fitting postlude to the jubilee year of 2012, churches and communities across the Anglican Communion are gearing up to commemorate Her […]

Archbishop of Cape Town encourages Communion to Think.Eat.Save

[Church of England] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, chair of the Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN), is encouraging the Anglican Communion to use new ACEN prayers and resources from South Africa and England in church services on or around Environment Sunday (June 2) and World Environment Day (June 5). They include a children’s prayer […]

England: New legislative proposals for women bishops published

[Church of England] The Church of England has published new legislative proposals to enable women to become bishops which will be debated by the General Synod in July. This will be the first occasion that synod members have met since November 2012, when the previous legislation narrowly failed to secure the requisite majority in all […]

Anglican Health Network communiqué

[Anglican Communion News Service] A major conference on the relationship between Faith, Health and Healing was held in Birmingham, England, at the end of April under the auspices of the Anglican Health Network. Provinces were invited to send representatives to the conference and to an AHN provincial representatives’ meeting immediately following. Those who gathered for […]

Three thousand attend enthronement of Tanzania’s new primate

Archbishop of Canterbury honored at his fellow primate’s installation

[Anglican Communion News Service] About 3,000 people from Tanzania, other parts of Africa and beyond gathered at Dodoma’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Saturday (May 18) for the installation of the Anglican Church of Tanzania’s new Primate. The enthronement of Bishop of Mpwapwa Jacob Erasto Chimeledya was described by one church worker as “like […]

‘Care for electorate,’ Zambian bishop urges politicians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop William Mchombo of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia has challenged Zambian politicians to stop practicing “politics of the belly if they genuinely care for the electorate.” The bishop made the call during the 10th Synod of the Diocese of Eastern Zambia held May 2-5 at St. Luke’s Cathedral in […]

Former Melanesian Archbishop Ellison Pogo dies

[Anglican Taonga] Sir Ellison Pogo, former archbishop of the Anglican Church in Melanesia, died May 13 at his home in Honiara of lymphoma, which had been diagnosed while he was in Auckland during last October’s Anglican Consultative Council meeting. Pogo was archbishop of Melanesia and bishop of Central Melanesia from 1994 until December 2008, and […]

New Zealand court hears discrimination charge against bishop

[Anglican Taonga] Testimony before the New Zealand Human Rights Review Tribunal is due to end this week over a charge that Bishop of Auckland Ross Bay has discriminated against a gay man who wants to become a priest. Eugene Sisneros, an events coordinator at St. Matthew-in-the-City, was refused entry to the diocesan ordination training program […]

Communiqué: Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, the official body appointed by the two Communions to engage in theological dialogue, has held the third meeting of its new phase (ARCIC III), at the Mosteiro de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (29 April–7 May 2013). This is the first time in its forty […]