International news briefs for January 16, 2015

The Suffragan Bishop of Maryland, the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook (58) surrendered to police last Friday after Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the bishop would face criminal charged in connection with the death of cyclist Richard Palermo on 27 Dec 2014.  If convicted, Bishop Cook could face up to ten years imprisonment. The […]

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 May 23, 2014

The Church of Ireland’s Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross has broken ranks with his colleagues and come out in favor of gay marriage. On 18 May 2014 the Rt. Rev. Paul Colton told the BBC Northern Ireland’s ‘Sunday Sequence’ that “I certainly support civil same-sex marriage” and hoped the Church of Ireland would revise […]

Overseas news briefs May 16, 2014

Bishop Gene Robinson has announced that he is divorcing his spouse Mark Andrew. In a column printed in the Daily Beast on 3 Mary 2014, Bishop Robinson stated: “Recently, my partner and husband of 25-plus years and I decided to get divorced. While the details of our situation will remain appropriately private, I am seeking […]

Overseas briefs May 9, 2014

An American bishop has banned the possession of firearms on all church properties following the enactment of a state law permitting churches to regulate handguns in churches. On 28 April 2014 the Bishop of Atlanta, the Rt. Rev. Robert Wright issued a pastoral directive to the diocese stating: “My judgment, charge and directive – as […]

Armagh archbishop condemns Ulster violence

The Primate of All-Ireland, the Most Rev. Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh has condemned the sectarian rioters in Belfast. Attacks on the police were a disgrace to Northern Ireland Dr. Clarke told the BBC’s Sunday Sequence show on 18 Aug 2013. On 9 August 2013, 56 policemen were injured during a riot when loyalists blocked […]

Irish bishops deny pressing bishop-elect to aside

The Ven. Leslie Stevenson was not pressured to decline consecration as Bishop of Meath & Kildare, the Archbishop of Dublin said last week. Dr. Michael Jackson released a statement saying the three bishops who visited the Archdeacon’s home the night before he announced he would not go forward with the ceremony had visited him “in […]

Irish bishop-elect stands down

The Archdeacon of Meath and Kildare has declined the appointment as bishop of the border diocese after concerns over his suitability were raised – three days before his consecration. On 28 Jan 2013 the Ven. Leslie Stevenson was selected by the Episcopal Electoral College for Meath and Kildare to succeed Archbishop Richard Clarke as bishop.  […]

Luke’s Gospel blankets Derry

SOME 40,000 copies of Luke’s Gospel are to be hand–delivered to every home in Londonderry as part of part of “A Free Gift For All” — an ecumenical initiative of the city’s Protestant and Catholic churches. On 15 April 2013 Mayor Kevin Campbell was given the first commemorative copy by the Catholic Bishop of Derry […]

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