Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Day sermon

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin has said in his Easter sermon that “the announcement that Jesus is alive changes everything. . . It gives us hope where we were in despair, faith where we were lost, light where we were in darkness, joy where we were entirely in sorrow.” Jeremiah 31: 1-6, Acts 10: 34-43, John […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s ecumenical Easter letter

[Lambeth Palace press release] “I pray that our Christian hope and the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will heal relationships between individuals, communities and nations,” Archbishop Justin Welby says in his Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world. The full text of the letter is published below: “Looking […]

Procession of witness marks 20 years of South Africa’s democracy

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) held a “procession of witness” to mark the 20th anniversary of the birth of South Africa’s democracy and also express concerns over current issues affecting the country. The procession, which is being supported by both Muslim and Jewish leaders, was held on Holy Saturday, […]

Canada: Welby explains gays and violence in Africa remarks

[Anglican Journal] After a 12-hour day of back-to-back engagements, a jet-lagged Justin Welby, the 105th archbishop of Canterbury, sat down for a 15-minute interview with the Anglican Journal late Tuesday evening, April 8. Welby and his wife, Caroline, arrived in Toronto Monday afternoon for a one and a half day “personal, pastoral visit,” his first, […]

Welbys visit Canadian offices

[Anglican Church of Canada] The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto was abuzz with excitement as staff welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, for a brief stop in a tightly scheduled visit to Canada from April 7 to 9. Following a morning worship service and a meeting […]

Philippines: Mission in the midst of crisis

Global partnerships deepen as typhoon response continues

[Episcopal News Service] Just over a week after the bishop of the newest diocese in the Philippines was consecrated on Nov. 23, 2012, Super Typhoon Bopha hit, killing more than 1,000 people and destroying homes and land. Almost 12 months later, in November 2013, came Super Typhoon Haiyan, killing as many as 10,000 people, making […]

Archbishop Welby visits Anglicans, Episcopalians in North America

[Lambeth Palace press release] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, landed in Toronto last night for the start of a four-day visit to Anglican leaders in Canada and the USA. The visits, which are primarily personal and pastoral, are part of Archbishop Justin’s plan to visit every Primate of the Anglican […]

Archbishop Welby welcomes draft modern slavery bill

[Lambeth Palace press release] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has welcomed the publication today of the report and draft Bill by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Modern Slavery. Archbishop Justin said: “I strongly welcome the report and draft Bill published today by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Modern Slavery, which has cross-party […]

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 […]

Welby says sexuality decisions can mean African Christians suffer

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence and even death because of decisions on sexual equality made by Anglican Churches in the West. Welby, the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, made the comments in an hour-long phone-in program on LBC radio […]