International news briefs for January 30, 2015

GAFCON has called upon Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi to repent or resign as chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa [CAPA] after he backed an October communiqué supporting the Episcopal Church of the USA. On 22 Jan 2015, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, the Primate of Kenya released a copy of a letter prepared at the […]

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 for October 3, 2014

The archbishops of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans/GAFCON have pledged their support towards the creation of a second Anglican jurisdiction in England. In a statement released on 22 Sept 2014 the chairman of FCA the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop of Kenya, observed the “focus of the struggle for biblical faithfulness has shifted from North […]

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 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 June 6, 2014

The Sudanese Council of Churches has called for the immediate release of Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death last month for apostasy from Islam by a Khartoum court. In a 1 June 2014 statement given to the media, the SCC said the death sentence for apostasy and sentence of 100 lashes for […]

New leaders for the Church of South India

A new moderator, deputy moderator and general secretary have been elected by the 34th meeting of the Church of South India’s (CSI) General Synod. Meeting from 11-14 January 2014 in Vijayawada, Andrah Pradesh the 22 bishops from the four South Indian states and Jaffna in Sri Lanka, 135 presbyters and 275 lay members elected new […]

First woman bishop for India consecrated

The Church of South India has consecrated its first woman bishop. On 29 Sept 2013 the Rev. E. Pushpa Lalitha was consecrated Bishop in Nandyal in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Predesh. On 25 Sept the CSI’s Synod Executive selected Bishop-elect Lalitha from among four candidates short listed by the diocese to succeed the […]

Synod brawl leads to bishop’s suspension

The Bishop in Thoothukudi-Nazareth of the Church of South India has been suspended for assaulting the CSI’s General Secretary during the 25 Feb 2013 meeting in Chennai of the Synod Executive Council. Spokesmen for the Bishop and the executive Council did not respond to requests for clarification but the anti-corruption lay group Youth4CSI reports the […]

Church call to end nuclear power in India

The Church of South India has backed calls to decommission India’s nuclear power plants. In a statement released last week the Ecological Concerns Commission of the CSI’s General Synod said the church was in “full solidarity” the Koodankulam nuclear power plant protestors and wanted an end to nuclear power in India. Construction has slowed to […]

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