International news briefs, October 24, 2014

India’s governing party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has won significant victories over the Congress Party in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Haryana, according to results announced on Sunday. The election marks a shift in Indian politics with Christians coming out in support for the Hindu Nationalist BJP over the secular Congress Party. While church […]

International News Briefs October 17, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s assertion that the Anglican Church in North America is merely an ecumenical partner of the Anglican Communion has been dismissed by seven overseas archbishops. On 9 Oct 2014, the primates of Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Myanmar, Jerusalem and the Middle East and South America, and bishops representing the primates of the […]

International news briefs August 8, 2014

The Church of North India’s Bishop in Delhi, the Rt. Rev. Sunil Kumar Singh, wrote to the members of his diocesan synod announcing he was standing down for health reasons. A member of the CNI executive synod told the Church of England Newspaper the bishop’s letter cited ill health for his retirement seven years ahead […]

International news briefs July 18, 2014

Britain and the US have ignored the religious ideology motivating the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Primate of All-Nigeria, the Most. Rev. Nicholas Okoh told the Baptist Press last week. The West keeps “talking about economic problems,” claiming this is the motivation for the terror campaign waged by the Islamist militant group across Northern Nigeria. […]

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 […]

Indian bishop arrested/deposed

The Church of North India has deposed the Bishop in Lucknow. Police also arrested Bishop Morris Edgar Dan on 15 December 2013 after the Allahabad High Court revoked the bishop’s bail on charges of forgery and fraud. CNI general secretary Alwan Masih told The Church of England Newspaper Bishop Dan had “duly terminated by the  […]

Arrest warrant for Indian bishop stayed

An Indian court has stayed two arrest warrants issued against the Bishop in Lucknow, the Rt. Rev. Morris Edgar Dan, after the bishop’s lawyers filed an emergency petition with the Allahabad High Court. Justices Arun Tandon and M K Gupta stayed execution of the warrants last week after two criminal complaints were filed against the […]

Bail granted to bishop in Indian fraud case

The Church of North India’s Bishop in Lucknow has been granted bail in connection with a criminal complaint for fraud. On 24 May 2013 the Allahabad High Court granted the petition of the Rt. Rev. Morris Edgar Dan releasing him from the threat of imprisonment pending the outcome of two proceedings underway in Jhansi and […]

Indian bishop jailed for fraud

The former Bishop of Pune has been jailed and several other serving and retired Church of North India bishops are accused of complicity in a scheme to sell churches to property developers and pocket the cash. Last month the Bombay High Court ordered the Rt Rev Vijay Sathe to be remanded into custody on charges […]

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