June 17, 2013
June 14, 2013
[Lambeth Palace] In their first meeting, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis both spoke June 14 of the bonds of “friendship” and “love” between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
The two leaders agreed that the fruits of this dialogue and relationship have the potential to empower Christians around the world to demonstrate the love of Christ.
The archbishop and the pope agreed on the need to build an...
June 13, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The news service of the Anglican Communion...
June 10, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 2000 people in the three archdeaconries of Tonj east area in Wau diocese of South Sudan were confirmed by the bishop during his recent trip around the diocese.
The Rt. Rev. Moses Deng Bol told ACNS that the confirmations were done over eight days during a tour of his diocese that covers two out of the 10 states of South Sudan and measures more than 13,000 square kilometers (8078 square miles).
“These are very serious...
June 6, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The leader of Kenya’s Anglican Church has reprimanded the country’s parliamentarians for demanding a pay increase 100 times the minimum wage.
In a statement, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of the Anglican Church of Kenya expressed his disappointment over the MPs’ demands. He said, “We are aggrieved that MPs on both sides of the house found common ground to overwhelmingly vote for the salary increment, yet positions on national priorities like...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Thousands of pilgrims from Zimbabwe and beyond are expected to gather in Harare next week to commemorate the life of Bernard Mizeki, a lay African catechist and missionary martyred in 1896.
The celebrations, between June 14-16, will be the first ones held at the martyr’s shrine in more than five years. Previously Anglican pilgrims had been barred from the site by excommunicated and former bishop Nolbert Kunonga.
Bishop Chad Gandiya...
June 3, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from across Africa this week joined governments, civil society and other Christians on the continent to commemorate Child Protection Week.
Child Protection Week, May 27 to June 2, is an annual event when many countries raise awareness of children’s rights, and to mobilize all sectors of society to ensure the care and protection of all children.
Children worldwide face many forms of abuse and are often denied basic...
May 31, 2013
Following an operation May 30, Archbishop of York John Sentamu released the following statement.
[Diocese of York] I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross, and his surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds, who today operated on me for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate. I am also grateful to the nursing staff who are caring for me.
I am thankful, too, for all of you who regularly pray for me and support me, especially my staff at...
May 29, 2013
[Anglican Journal] Shortly after noon on June 2, 1953, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, archbishop of Canterbury, placed the ancient St. Edward’s crown on the 27-year-old head of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Now, as a fitting postlude to the jubilee year of 2012, churches and communities across the Anglican Communion are gearing up to commemorate Her Majesty’s coronation at Westminster Abbey six decades ago.
In the U.K., thousands of coronation-themed events are under way,...
[Church of England] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, chair of the Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN), is encouraging the Anglican Communion to use new ACEN prayers and resources from South Africa and England in church services on or around Environment Sunday (June 2) and World Environment Day (June 5...