Bishop’s arrest in Philippines is condemned

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has condemned the arrest and detention of Bishop Carlos Morales of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church) last week. Bishop Morales was arrested with his wife, driver and a companion at a checkpoint in the village of Gango in Ozamis City in the Philippines. Full […]

Archbishop of Canterbury praises for ‘bridge-building’ archbishop of Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has concluded his longest pastoral visit to a diocese outside the Church of England by praising the archbishop of Jerusalem’s “bridge-building” work between Israelis and Palestinians. The diocese, in the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Full article.

Mission to Seafarers raises concerns about seafarers’ mental health

[Anglican Communion News Service] As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place currently in the U.K., The Mission to Seafarers is highlighting the mental health challenges faced by seafarers and calling on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare. Much of the work undertaken by the Mission to Seafarers globally […]

Re-opening of church in Diocese of Jerusalem a ‘symbol of renewal’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Canterbury has described the imminent re-opening of St Peter’s Anglican Church in Jaffa as a story of hope. The church has been closed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The Diocese of Jerusalem is now working on renovating it, with hopes that worship will soon resume there. Full article.

Joel Pachao elected Episcopal Church in the Philippines prime bishop

[Quezon City, Philippines]  The Rt. Rev. Joel A. Pachao was elected May 10 as the 6th prime bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines. Pachao, 61, is currently the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines, based in Baguio City in Benguet Province. He was one of three nominees. In order to […]

Mothers’ Union program gives boost to disadvantaged communities in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Mothers’ Union program to reach the most disadvantaged communities in Burundi has produced startling results, bucking the trend in one of the world’s poorest countries. The Literacy and Financial Education Program, which has been jointly funded by Comic Relief, has helped over 14,000 men and women to read and write, as […]

Primate appointed in newly created Province of Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Ezekiel Kumir Kondo, archbishop of the Internal Province of Sudan and bishop of Khartoum, has been appointed as the primate of the newly created separate Province of Sudan. The Anglican Communion announced the creation of the new province earlier this year, and the archbishop of Canterbury will travel to […]

Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by it. That is true […]

St. Jude’s Cathedral in Canadian Arctic pays off its debt after years of fundraising

[Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after St. Jude’s Cathedral – the iconic house of worship in Iqaluit, Nunavut was destroyed by arson – the Diocese of the Arctic has announced it has finally paid off the debt accrued in rebuilding it. “We’re pretty excited about that,” said Suffragan Bishop Darren McCartney, who oversees the […]

May 21 set as global day of prayer to end famine

[World Council of Churches] As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21, 2017, in response to […]