Archbishop offers ecclesiology of Anglican Communion

Being an Anglican means being in Communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby told the Church of Ireland Gazette last week. In a wide ranging interview released on 3 October 2014, the Archbishop of Canterbury offered his appreciation of the ecclesiology of the Anglican Communion, placing his office in the center […]

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 […]

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 18, 2014

Burma’s proposed religious freedom law has drawn protests from Christian and civil society leaders, warning the bill submitted to Parliament by the government of Myanmar President  Thein Sein was a threat to religious liberty. Sponsored by the Buddhist nationalist group “Movement 969” the bill forbids the marriage of Buddhist women to non-Buddhist without state permission, […]

Secret Cairo meeting yields dividends for Justin Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury has bolstered his wavering support from overseas church leaders following a closed door meeting last week in Cairo with Asian, African and South American archbishops. The day after the House of Bishops approved its Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage, the Most Rev. Justin Welby met in private with the steering […]

Archbishop says “no” to Hagia Sophia mosque plan

The Archbishop of Canterbury has lent his support to the Ecumenical Patriarch in the battle with Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) over plans to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Following the conquest of Constantinople the Ottoman Turks turned the ancient church into a mosque. However members of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […]

Typhoon Haiyan rocks the Philippines

Church aid agencies have issue a call for help following the landfall of Typhoon Haiyan in the Central Philippines. At least 10,000 people are feared dead around the city of Tacloban, 375 miles south-east of Manila and the death toll is expected to mount sharply after communications are restored to the south-eastern province of Leyte. […]

Armistace Day remembered at the Cenotaph

The Archbishop of Canterbury honoured Britain’s war dead this week during a visit to the Ministry of Defence and the Cenotaph to mark the 95th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. “At this time of year it’s essential that we remember and give thanks for all those who gave their lives […]

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