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 […]

Overseas news briefs

The Anglican Church in Japan, the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, has re consecrated Christ Church Cathedral in Sendai City in the Diocese of Tohoku, three years after it was severely damaged by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. On 11 March 2011 an earthquake with a recorded magnitude of 9.0 with an epicenter 70 km […]

African boycott expected at this week’s Primates Meeting

Leaders of the Global South coalition Anglican archbishops will not attend a special primates meeting to be held after the 21 March 2013 installation of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury. While African and Asian church leaders will attend the services at Canterbury Cathedral, they will not attend a private meeting scheduled to take place […]

Disloyal Episcopalians are murderers and terrorists, Jefferts Schori claims

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has denounced her opponents in South Carolina as terrorists and murderers, saying those who opposed her view of church order were “wolves” and false shepherds leading the flock astray. The 26 Jan 2013 “outrageous” remarks have changed the game in the South Carolina diocesan fight, her critics charge.  What had […]

Legal win for breakaway American diocese

The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina scored a significant victory in its fight with the national Episcopal Church last week after a South Carolina court issued a Temporary Restraining Order forbidding the national church and its allies in South Carolina from using the name, symbols or seal of the diocese. The 23 Jan 2013 order […]

Settlement reached in Episcopal misconduct cases

A settlement agreement has been reached in the disciplinary proceedings of 9 American bishops accused of misconduct for holding and propounding contrary views on church history and polity to those of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Last week representatives of the accusers: Bishops C. Wallis Ohl, Jr., and John Buchanan, met with representatives of the […]

South Carolina dispute goes to court

The Diocese of South Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the Episcopal Church seeking a ban on the use of its name and seal by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and her allies, and asking the civil courts to confirm that it had lawfully withdrawn from the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The 4 […]

South Carolina schism descending into farce

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has defrocked the Bishop of South Carolina, writing on 5 Dec 2012 that she had accepted the “voluntary renunciation of ministry” of Bishop Mark J. Lawrence. However, Bishop Lawrence has responded that he felt no “need to argue or rebut” the accusations and actions as they were ridiculous. In her […]

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