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 […]

International news briefs for January 23, 2015

The Suffragan Bishop of Maryland has been released from the Baltimore County Jail after posting a $2.5 million cash bond following her arrest for manslaughter and drunk driving. On 15 Jan 2015 Bishop Heather Cook left the country jail and is believed to have been admitted to a private clinic for treatment.. No travel restrictions […]

International news briefs November 28, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury has concluded his 18-month round the Communion tour this week with a visit to the Scottish Episcopal Church. The Most Rev. Justin Welby began his visit on 24 November 2014 with a meeting at Bute House with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. He spoke with representatives from other Scottish Churches, “before meeting […]

International news briefs November 14, 2014

Bishops Michael Nazir-Ali and N.T. Wright have been invited by the Vatican to participate in the second bout of the Catholic Church’s debate on the family and sexuality. The two bishops along with the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, are scheduled to address a three day colloquium organized by the Congregation […]

International news briefs December 5, 2014

The Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa has criticized politicians in Ghana for using the arrest of a smuggler caught with 12kg of cocaine at Heathrow Airport as a political tool to advance their partisan interests. Last week Ruby Appiah, a Ghanaian national, was detained by customs officials after the drugs […]

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 November 7, 2014

The Primate of the Church of Uganda, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, has endorsed popular calls for the country’s parliament to reinstate the Anti-Homosexuality Act — a law passed in February that toughened the nation’s sodomy laws. During a forum following church services in Masaka on 26 Oct 2014, the member of parliament for the district, Mathias […]

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 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 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 […]

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