Archbishop of Canterbury visits Anglicans in Brazil and Chile

[Lambeth Palace press release] The Archbishop of Canterbury today concluded a four-day visit to Anglicans in Brazil and Chile, part of his series of visits to Anglican primates worldwide. Archbishop Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, spent two days visiting the primate of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil, Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, […]

Canon Kenneth Kearon elected as bishop of Limerick and Killaloe

[Church of Ireland press release] The Episcopal Electoral College for Limerick & Killaloe, meeting in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, has elected the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon as the new bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. He succeeds the Rt. Rev. Trevor Williams who retired at the end of July this year. Kearon is secretary general of […]

Archbishop of Canterbury joins multi-faith peace vigil for Iraq

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined faith leaders and representatives from faith-based NGOs today for a vigil showing solidarity with the people of Iraq and affirming the message that #WeAreAllHuman. Welby joined Imam Ibrahim Mogra, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner and Ayatollah Dr Sayed Fazel Milani at the vigil outside Westminster Abbey by the Innocent Victims […]

Video: Archbishop of Canterbury on Christians in the Middle East

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of “a state of emergency” in the Middle East for Christians and other minorities. After meeting and praying with leaders and representatives of Middle East churches at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 3, the archbishop said there have been “gross violations” of “fundamental rights and freedoms” in […]

South Sudan bishop: ‘Did our martyrs die in vain?’

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican bishop has challenged the people of South Sudan and its leaders not to dishonor the memory of national martyrs by fighting each other. Bishop of Wau Diocese in South Sudan, the Rt. Rev. Moses Deng Bol, stressed that for the young African nation to have a viable future there […]

Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council communiqué

[Anglican Communion Office] The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in Kilkenny, Ireland, from 27 to 30 August 2014. This was the second meeting of the Council in its present round. Major tasks of this meeting included: Editing of a booklet which introduces AOCICC’s 2011 paper on Ecclesiology and Mission (Belonging Together in Europe) […]

‘Women must be heard in church and society,’ says Melanesia primate

[Anglican Church of Melanesia] The Archbishop of Melanesia, who is also the patron of the Mothers’ Union (MU), has urged MU delegates to promote the place of women in the church and society. The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at the official opening of this 13th Provincial Mothers’ Union General Conference at the […]

Massachusetts Bishop Gayle Harris makes history in Welsh cathedral

[Episcopal News Service] As the Church in Wales prepares to enable women to become bishops, Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts became the first female Anglican bishop to preside and preach in a Welsh cathedral. “The church is not just enriched by women’s ordination, it’s more enabled and empowered by women’s […]

Social and environmental justice are intimately, profoundly linked

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network press release] “Sleeper awake!” is the opening call of a new Anglican resource for the Season of Creation, the third in a series published by the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. The resource has sermon notes and liturgical materials covering the themes of climate change, eco-justice, water, creation and redemption and […]

Pilgrimage to Bishop Charles Henry Brent’s birthplace a joyous occasion

[Diocese of Toronto] Dr. John Alipit’s pilgrimage came to an emotional end inside St. George, Newcastle. Dr. Alipit, born and raised in the Philippines and now living in Michigan, came to St. George’s in early August to pay homage to the man who had converted his parents to Christianity and provided him with an education […]