Archives for September 2013

Archbishop David Gitari, former Kenya primate, dies

[Anglican Communion News Service] Former primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop David Gitari, died Sept. 30 in Mater Hospital in Nairobi following a an illness. He was 72. Within hours of his passing, media reports were describing him as a fearless priest who challenged injustice and fought for mutlipartism in the country. Gitari was […]

‘Sacrifice needed for African Church to become self-sustainable’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) said there is need for personal sacrifice from Christians in Africa if the Anglican Church there is to become self-sustainable. “Christians themselves need to sacrifice a lot by offering their expert services at low or reduced costs to help the church […]

Kenya: Primate condemns violence, thanks country’s leaders

[Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of Kenya and bishop of All Saints Cathedral, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala, has condemned the “heinous and inhuman attacks on Kenyans and foreign residents” at the Westgate Mall in the country’s capital Nairobi. In a press statement delivered to the media on Sept. 26 after the Anglican Church […]

Communiqué: Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee Helsinki, Finland 19–25 September 2013 Communiqué The Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee (ALICC) held its first meeting in the Cultural Centre Sofia, Helsinki, Finland from 19 to 25 September 2013, under the leadership of the Most Reverend Maurício Andrade, Primate of Brazil, and of Bishop Michael Pryse of […]

Church of South India appoints first female bishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India has today appointed its first female bishop. The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha was ordained in 1983 and has most recently served as a priest in the Diocese of Nadyal in Andhra Pradesh. Her appointment comes only days after the Church of Ireland elected its first female bishop, […]

Anglicans worldwide expresses shock, sadness over Pakistan bombings

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Pakistan and around the world have expressed shock and sadness after two suicide bombers killed about 80 people and injured 200 at a church in Pakistan. Within hours of the news of the deadly attack on All Saint’s Church in Peshawar, members of the Anglican Communion had spoken out […]

Church of Ireland appoints first female bishop Pat Storey

[Church of Ireland] The House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland, meeting Sept. 19 in Dublin, appointed the Rev. Pat (Patricia) Storey as the new bishop of Meath and Kildare, to succeed the Most Rev. Richard Clarke, who is now archbishop of Armagh. Storey, currently rector of St. Augustine’s Parish Church in Londonderry, is […]

New Zealand: More dioceses vote to divest from fossil fuels

[Anglican Taonga] The dioceses of Wellington and Waiapu have voted to remove all of their investments in companies that extract or produce fossil fuels. The Wellington decision came at the annual synod in Palmerston North last weekend and follows a similar decision by the Diocese of Auckland earlier this month. Wellington diocese says the church […]

Peshawar church bombing a condensation of horror and loss

“This is a catastrophe for the Christian community of Pakistan,” my secretary Ashbel Taj said to me a few minutes ago.  He had just returned from visiting the wounded at Lady Reading Hospital after today’s bombing at All Saints’ Church in the heart of the old city of Peshawar. Despite having the largest trauma unit […]

Rest in Peace: ‘Laptop,’ resident Canterbury Cathedral cat

[Canterbury Cathedral press release] We are sad to report the death of Laptop, the Cathedral cat. The friendly feline had lived at the Cathedral for many years and it was estimated that he was over 18 years old. Laptop was a free spirit and the exact story of how he came to live at the […]