Archives for 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter

Thursday 22nd December 2016 Read the Archbishop’s Christmas letter to churches around the world Christmas 2016, Lambeth Palace, London Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh who by the action of God and the obedience of His blessed Mother, the God bearer, came to dwell among us, Emmanuel. In November, I visited […]

Security services foil Christmas Day Melbourne cathedral terror plot

[Anglican Communion News Service] Police and security services in Australia say that they have foiled a Christmas Day terror attack that had been planned against Melbourne’s Anglican Cathedral. In a joint operation involving more than 400 heavily armed officers, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police and Victorian State Police arrested six men […]

Bishops respond to Berlin Christmas market terror attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops from the Church of England and the U.S.-based Episcopal Church with responsibility for churches in Europe have responded to last night’s terror attack on a Christmas market in German’s capital Berlin. A Polish truck driver was shot and killed and his truck used to plow into the crowds enjoying the […]

Canadian Primate’s commission proposes four paths to reconciliation

[Anglican Journal] A church commission is proposing four ways that Anglicans across Canada can take part in the task of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada: praying, learning, building relationships and acting. Full article.

Anglican Church of Burundi to plant 10 million trees in five years

[Anglican Communion News Service] The planting of trees to mark special occasions like confirmations, baptisms and weddings is an increasingly popular practice in many areas of southern and central Africa, after it was suggested and promoted by young Green Anglicans. But the Province of Burundi is going a step further and is looking to plant one tree […]

Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Perth Roger Herft is to take early retirement, he said Dec. 15. The announcement comes two months after he voluntarily stood aside from his duties after admitting that he failed to act on repeated reports that some priests in his former diocese of Newcastle, in the Anglican Church of Australia, […]

Starving communities in Africa reduced to eating toxic locusts

[Anglican Communion News Service] People have been reduced to eating toxic locusts as a result of the food shortages affecting Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The Anglican mission agency USPG, which is supporting local Anglican churches’ response to the crisis, say that the extensive hunger has been caused by a combination of drought and erratic rains across […]

Archbishop of Canterbury attends vigil for Coptic bomb victims

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby took part in a vigil at Westminster Abbey Dec. 14 in honor of the victims of the Dec. 11 bomb attack on the Coptic Cathedral compound in Cairo, Egypt. He was joined by the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, Bishop […]

Common Declaration offers insights for Anglican Communion relationships

[Anglican Communion News Service] The body responsible for promoting unity, faith and order within the Anglican Communion has welcomed the Common Declaration made by Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby in October. The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order (Iascufo), said that the Common Declaration’s affirmation that Anglicans and Roman Catholics are brothers and […]

New member for Archbishop of Canterbury’s Communion Task group

[Anglican Communion News Service] The dean of St Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt, has joined the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group, set up in response to the Primates Gathering and Meeting in January. The Very Rev. Samy Fawzy Shehata, who is also the principal of Alexandria School of Theology, replaces the Moderator of the Church of South […]