Archives for January 2014

South Sudanese church ‘an example’ in speaking for peace

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrived in Juba, South Sudan the morning of Jan. 30 saying he brought with him “the greetings, love and encouragement” of his fellow Anglicans to those suffering amid the ongoing conflict in the country. Praising the South Sudanese Church as “an example to us all” in […]

Archbishops recall commitment to pastoral care, friendship for all

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have Jan. 29 written to all primates of the Anglican Communion, and to the Presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, recalling the commitment made by the Primates of the Anglican Communion to the pastoral support and care of everyone worldwide, regardless of sexual orientation. In their letter, the […]

First woman priest honored

[Anglican Journal] On Jan. 25,1944, as much of China lay in the iron grip of the Japanese invasion, the church marked a groundbreaking event. A fearless Anglican bishop, discerning a match between wartime need and a uniquely gifted person, ordained a humble yet steel-spined disciple of Christ into the priesthood. The bishop was Ronald Hall of […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan, Great Lakes region

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet Primates of the Anglican Communion, in a five-day visit to the region starting on Thursday this week. During his first 18 months in office, Archbishop Justin plans to visit all of his […]

Malawi Anglicans address rapid population growth

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Malawi has joined other faith groups in the country to educate people on the importance of family planning considering Malawi’s rapid population growth rate. Malawi’s current population of 15 million is expected to grow to about 40 million in the next 20 years “if strong measures for […]

Zimbabwe Anglicans prepare for women’s ordination with CofE visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Harare Chad Gandiya has expressed his gratitude for a recent visit to his diocese by three women priests from the Church of England. The Rev. Canon Liz Walker, the Rev. Judy Henning and the Rev. Anne Jablonski, all from the Diocese of Rochester, traveled to the African nation with […]

Anglican Communion shocked by West Africa primate’s sudden death

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion is reeling at the sudden death of the the Primate of The Church of the Province of West Africa on Jan. 21. Archbishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson, 59, was also Metropolitan Archbishop of the internal province of West Africa, and bishop of Gambia. A popular figure both home and […]

Canterbury Cathedral to host first-ever girls’ choir

[Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the 85 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, will have its first girls’ choir perform since it was rebuilt nearly 1,000 years ago. On Jan. 25, worshippers will hear the voices of 16 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 at a historic Evensong service, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury affirmed his commitment to the reconciliation of Eastern and Western churches during a meeting with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew yesterday. The Most Revd Justin Welby was meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew during a two-day visit to Istanbul. During their meeting Archbishop Justin said that Patriarch Bartholomew had been “an […]

Church in Egypt grateful for support in its mission

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa has expressed its gratitude to the many Christians in Egypt and around the world for their monetary and material support towards helping the “poorest of the poor.” This was contained in a report compiled to account for the […]