Anglican Communion News Service


Historical collection

Alexandria, Va. Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church have agreed to establish an African American Historical Collection

New bishop in Argentina

Buenos Aires Bishop Gregory Venables, presiding bishop and primate of the Anglican province of the Southern Cone, was enthroned as diocesan bishop of Argentina. Bishop

Cathedral secedes

Recife, Brazil The dean and congregation of Holy Trinity Cathedral in the diocese of Recife (Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil) has cut its relationship with

Communicator named

London Bishop Onell A. Soto, retired bishop of Venezuela, has been appointed acting director of communications for the Anglican Communion while Canon James Rosenthal takes

African priest killed en route to ACC meeting

London Rev. Basimaki Byabasaija, assistant diocesan secretary and coordinator of the HIV/AIDS network in the diocese of Boga (Congo) was killed by tribesmen as he

Women bishops approved

EdinburghMembers of the Scottish Episcopal Church, meeting in General Synod, have voted to allow women bishops. Churches across Scotland now have a year to discuss

Mexican primate asked to resign

Mexico City Archbishop Samuel Espinoza, primate of Mexico and Bishop of Western Mexico, as well as Bishop German Martinez Marquez of the diocese of Northern

Anglican primates meet in Canterbury

Canterbury, U.K. Thirty-five of the 38 Anglican primates from around the world met in Canterbury for a week, beginning April 10. They stayed in Canterbury

Appeal uses Internet

Lambeth, U.K.¬†Jerusalem 2000, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s appeal for the work of the church in the Holy Land, has launched a new Web site to

Appeal launched for victims of fire

Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen of Sydney has launched an emergency appeal to raise money for Anglican victims of the bush fires that ravaged Sydney, the

Archbishop appeals on behalf of refugees

Melbourne The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne called on the government of Australia to set aside politics and take in 460 asylum seekers aboard the Norwegian

Sudan churches seek alternatives to war

Nairobi The Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches of Sudan have called for the government and rebel groups to develop a negotiated approach rather than a

Canterbury role reviewed

Archbishop George Carey. London An eight-member review team has completed its analysis of the increasingly heavy workload of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and delivered recommendations.

African primate seeks debt relief to fight AIDS

Brisbane, Australia Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, anti-apartheid activist and successor to Desmond Tutu as Anglican Primate of Southern Africa, planned to ask the Australian Prime Minister

Solomons honour brotherhood

Melanesian brothers at Tabalia Honiara, Solomon Islands Members of an Anglican religious community who heroically stood between warring factions in the Solomon Islands and went

UN Observer named

A priest known for her leadership in ethnic diversity, women’s and family issues has been appointed the new Anglican Observer at the United Nations. Archdeacon

ACC hears about residential schools

Dundee The Anglican Church of Canada’s troubles dealing with the residential school legacy were aired at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Dundee. Primate Michael

Cleansing of feet a cleansing of hearts

The Lambeth Conference broke from its regular business halfway through the conference for a vigil. Jean Vanier, founder and director of the L’Arche network of

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