English king’s remains reburied after 530 years

[Episcopal News Service] History buffs from all over the world joined royal, civil and ecclesiastical representatives in Leicester, England, on a rainy March 26 for the reburial of a king whose bones were found in 2012 under a parking lot. Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, died aged 32 on Aug. 22, 1485 […]

England: First female diocesan bishop announced

[Episcopal News Service] The Ven. Rachel Treweek has been appointed as the next bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and will become the first female to serve as a diocesan bishop in the Church of England. The news comes one day after the Rev. Alison White was named as the next bishop of Hull and […]

Church of England appoints second female bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Alison White has been named as the next bishop of Hull. As a bishop suffragan in the Diocese of York, White will become the Church of England’s second female bishop when she is consecrated on July 3 in York Minster. White, 58, is currently priest-in-charge of Riding Mill in […]

Pakistan primate condemns attack on churches in Youhanabad

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Samuel Azariah, primate of The Church of Pakistan (United), has strongly condemned the bombing of two churches in the Yohanabad area of Lahore. More than 20 people have reportedly died and more than 75 are injured, many severely. The primate called the twin attacks on Christ Church and St. John’s […]

Anglicans gather for UN Commission on the Status of Women

[Episcopal News Service] More than 100 Anglicans are heading to New York for the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), meeting March 9-20. During the commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of U.N. Member States, civil society organizations and U.N. entities gather at the U.N. headquarters in New York. […]

Welby: ‘Seismic shift’ required to equip all Anglicans as evangelists

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has set out his vision for a Church in which every Christian shares “the revolutionary love” of Jesus Christ. The archbishop was giving the inaugural Lambeth Lecture, a new series of talks which will feature guest speakers addressing key issues for the Church. Video of the Archbishop’s lecture […]

Anglican leaders from across Africa meet in Cape Town

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Anglican Church leaders from across Africa are being hosted at meetings in Cape Town by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town. The leaders include archbishops, bishops and other members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA), a body which coordinates and articulates issues affecting the church and communities […]

Canon David Porter shares lessons learned about reconciliation

[Episcopal News Service] “Reconciliation is always a quest, always a journey,” observed Canon David. W. Porter, director of reconciliation for the Archbishop of Canterbury, as he addressed Episcopalians gathered for the annual assembly of the Episcopal Urban Caucus in late February. The Episcopal Church in Connecticut hosted the two-day conference in Meriden. The Episcopal Urban […]

Despite extremism, Christians and Muslims live together respectfully

[Anglican Communion News Service] A professor of Christianity and Islam has said, despite headlines about extremist atrocities, many Christians and Muslims worldwide live peacefully as neighbors. David Thomas is the Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter Religious Relations School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He was speaking […]

Interim ACNS and Anglican World editor appointed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Office (ACO) has named Terri Miller as interim editor for the Anglican Communion News Service and Anglican World magazine. Her appointment follows the announced departure of the ACO’s Director for Communications Jan Butter in mid-March. Miller has worked with several church-related organisations including most recently the Geneva-based Lutheran […]