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Vatican Editor Says England’s Female Bishops Vote 'Complicates' Relations
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The Church o ...

African Church Leaders Resist Gay Rights, Call it a Colonial Import
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of coloniz ...

Church of England's Call for Dialogue on Gays Rebuffed in Africa
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made eight years ago to the pastoral care and support ...

COMMENTARY: The Church's Role in, and Against, Homophobia Across Africa
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In t ...

Canterbury Cathedral to Host First-ever Girls’ Choir
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the 85 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, will have its first girls’ choir perform since it was rebuilt nearly 1,000 years ago. Ca ...

Anglican Communion Faces Troubled Waters
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering in Toronto, said current proposals for a new Anglican Communion covenant don’t go far enough to heal the conflict in the communion over homosexu ...

Wales Admits Women Bishops, Church of England Lags Behind
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

The decision by the Church in Wales to consecrate women bishops means the Church of England — the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion — will be the last in Britain to admit women as bishops. ...

10 Years After Gene Robinson, African Anglicans Take Stock
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Concerned that the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion is deepening, conservative Anglican primates in Africa are organizing a second conference to discuss ways of returning the church to what they desc ...

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to Meet for the First Time
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will meet in Rome on Friday for the first time since the two men took office in March. Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canter ...

Canterbury Cathedral Says It’s Not Closing Its Doors
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

England’s best-known cathedral and mother church of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion will stay open to the public despite the fact that two-thirds of the historic building is in urgent need o ...

Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? Missionary Icon Turns 200
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

When journalist Henry Morton Stanley found the world’s most famous missionary barely alive at the tiny village of Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika on Nov. 10, 1871, he gave the English language one of it ...

Justin Welby Confirmed as New Archbishop of Canterbury
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

Justin Welby was confirmed Monday as the new archbishop of Canterbury at a centuries-old service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, six weeks before his formal enthronement inside Canterbury Cathedral on March 21. ...

New Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Inherits a Divided Anglican Communion
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 12:52am | Type: Blog

CANTERBURY, England -- Bishop Justin Welby, a former oil executive who's emerged as a critic of corporate excess, was named Friday (Nov. 9) as the 105th archbishop of Canterbury, primate of the Church of ...

Bishop of Durham, the Right Rev. Justin Welby, Named New Archbishop of Canterbury
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

The Right Rev. Justin Welby, bishop of Durham in the U.K., has been named the new Archbishop of Canterbury, succeeding the retiring Archbishop Rowan Williams as head of the Anglican Communion. ...

The New Anglicanism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

"What do think will happen" a longtime Episcopalian asked me in Charlotte, N.C., "now that Archbishop ... er ... " "Rowan Williams," I said. " ... yes, Rowan Williams, has ...

Tony Blair, UK's Chief Rabbi on the Resignation of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

Upon learning that Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has announced his intention to resign at the end of the year, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the UK's Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks ...

Anglican Breakaway Groups Confront New Power Struggle
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

The saga of the Anglican Mission in the Americas sounds like the words to an old country song: "Why have you left the one you left me for?" The saga of the Anglican Miss ...