Saldanha Bay bishop makes good strides on 800km pilgrimage

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Raphael Hess, of Southern Africa’s Saldanha Bay diocese is making good strides on his 800km pilgrimage from one end of the diocese to the other. The journey, which he is undertaking during Lent, touches each of the six Archdeaconries that make up the diocese. The Bishop has been sleeping in […]

‘Campaign responsibly,’ Malawi Anglican Church tells political parties

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Malawi has called on all political parties in that country to campaign responsibly and avoid violence before, during and after the election time. This follows the violence that erupted at a recent rally held by the Republican President Joyce Banda in Malawi’s Thyolo district where it was […]

Anglican Church of Tanzania mourns the passing of Bishop Mhogolo

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Tanzania is mourning the loss of Bishop Godfrey Mdimi Mhogolo of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. Mhogolo served his diocese since his consecration in 1989 with distinction and dedication. He died following a severe infection in his lungs in hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mhogolo was an […]

Video: Bishop Dinis Sengulane, Mozambican pioneer of peace

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Dinis Sengulane, the longest-serving bishop in the Anglican Communion, retired March 25 after leading the Diocese of Lebombo in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa for almost 38 years. Consecrated as bishop in 1976, Sengulane made his mark as one of Africa’s greatest peacemakers when his efforts to mediate […]

Zambia Anglicans launch early childhood development program

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Zambia has launched its early childhood development (ECD) program in Eastern Zambia to “provide integrated services that address the child holistically in terms of health, nutrition, protection and education.” The launch was held in one of Zambia’s rural constituencies called Msanzala in the Anglican Diocese of Eastern […]

Two bombs detonated outside Zanzibar’s Anglican cathedral

[Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar press release] During the mid-afternoon of Monday, Feb. 24, two small explosive devices detonated sequentially near the main entrance to Christ Church Cathedral and the Former Slave Market in Mkunazini. The Cathedral is a First Class World Heritage Monument and the Former Slave Market an International Site of Conscience. The entire […]

CAPA seeks a ‘unified and self-sustaining Anglican Church in Africa’

[Anglican Communion News Service] It’s a well-known fact that since the establishment of the Anglican Church in Africa in the 1800s, the Africa churches have largely depended on outside donors for material, mission and financial support. Until recently most Africa Christians did not believe that the church could survive without the support of western donors. […]

Anglican Church in Burundi provides aid to flood disaster victims

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Burundi has joined the government and other aid agencies in the country in providing aid to victims of the flood disaster that hit the country’s capital Bujumbura about two weeks ago. Nasasagare Guy, a member of the church’s communications team, told ACNS in an interview today: “The […]

Investing In Each Other: Savings Groups in Angola

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Every Friday morning at 7am, Mariana meets with her fellow members of the Amor (“Love”) Savings Group in Bairro Fofoca – a neighborhood of Luanda, the capital of Angola. With their combined savings, the group members have formed a rotating fund that enables individuals to take out loans for […]

Congo Anglican center advocates nonviolence for lasting peace

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Anglican center in the Democratic Republic of Congo is encouraging the use of nonviolent means for reconciliation and lasting peace in a country plagued by years of war and conflict. The Centre of Non Violence for Reconciliation and Peace (CNVRP) in the eastern part of DRC is located at […]