International briefs for October 31, 2014

A report published by Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has concluded the Anglican Church of Australia’s Diocese of Grafton failed in its legal and moral responsibilities towards children in its care, and failed to exercise oversight over abusive clergy. The 27 Oct 2014 report presented to parliament examined the diocese’s […]

International news briefs August 1, 2014

A US appellate court has held that the Constitution of the Episcopal Church of the USA does not forbid the secession of dioceses. In a major blow to the legal strategy pursued by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori against conservative dioceses who have quit the church, on 24 July 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for […]

International news briefs July 25, 2014

Leaders of the Church of Nigeria have voiced their displeasure with the vote by the Church of England’s General Synod to permit the consecration of women to the episcopate. While the Nigerian House of Bishops has not issued a formal statement in the wake of the 14 July 2014 vote, the Bishop of Ngbo, the […]

International news briefs July 4, 2014

The Archbishop of Melbourne the Most Rev. Philip Freier has been elected to the ceremonial post of Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. On 28 June 2014 the lay and clergy members of the Panel of Electors and the House of Bishops met at St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide and elected Fr. Freier. By […]

Overseas news briefs June 20, 2014

The “Vicar of Baghdad”, the Rev. Canon Andrew White, has issued a plea for Anglicans to come to the aid of the people of Iraq, after Sunni Muslim extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized control large swathes of the country. “Things are so bad now in Iraq, the worst they […]

Overseas news briefs June 13, 2014

Bishop Renato Abibico of Northern Luzon has been elected the 5th Prime Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines at the 9th meeting of the Regular Synod of the ECP held at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City on 14 May 2014. Educated at Trinity College in Quezon City and the […]

Overseas news briefs April 11, 2014

The Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) has launched a $120 million dollar campaign to build a technical college outside of Harare. At a dinner held on 2 April 2014 at the Meikles Hotel, Dr. Chad Gandiya the Bishop of Harare, announced the start of a 25-year campaign to build a university for […]

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