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June 16, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during a meeting in Istanbul in January 2014. Archbishop Welby has called on Anglicans to pray for the Orthodox Churches Holy and Great Council which is...

June 15, 2016

Archbishop David Moxon, director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, reads a lesson during a special service of choral evensong at Westminster Abbey, marking the centre’s 50th anniversary. Photo: Westminster Abbey [Anglican...

June 15, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new daily devotional produced by Anglican and Lutheran church leaders will be published later this year to help Christians in the two communions commemorate together next year’s 500th anniversary...

May 27, 2016

The Rev. John Neal is licensed by Bishop in Europe David Hamid, as the priest in charge of the Diocese in Europe’s newest parish: the Church of St. Alcuin of York in Touraine, central France. Photo: Eurobishop blog [Anglican...

May 27, 2016

The Rev. Phil Groves will leave his role as director of the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba project in July to become associate rector in the Wychert Vale Benefice. Photo: Anglican Communion News Service [Anglican Communion...

May 26, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Uganda Stanley Ntagali, has warned against syncretism – the practice of merging different religious beliefs. The warning came after a prominent Christian politician made a public visit...

May 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Commissioners for England have lost their bid to force energy giant ExxonMobil to report annually on the impact of climate change reduction efforts. More than 60 per cent of shareholders...

May 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first World Humanitarian Summit was a “turning point” in the way the world works to alleviate the suffering of millions, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said as the two-day...

May 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A cross made from wood taken from a boat used by refugees crossing the Mediterranean as they sought sanctuary in Europe is to grace the altar of the Anglican Centre in Rome. The cross was made by artist...

May 25, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The General Assembly of the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland has this morning approved the Columba Declaration– an ecumenical agreement between it and the Church of England; and – in...

May 24, 2016

Bishop William Mchombo (fifth from left) was part of a delegation of church leaders who accompanied the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to a meeting with Zambian President Edgar Lungu (third from left) last month. Photo: Gavin Drake...

May 24, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bones of Thomas Becket, the 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered at the behest of King Henry II, are to return to the cathedral where he was killed and buried at the conclusion of a...

May 24, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon has implemented its disaster management plan in response to devastating floods that have displaced around 225,000 people and seriously impacted a further 200,000 people. Heavy rains...

May 20, 2016

Archbishop-elect of Kenya Jackson Ole Sapit (left) with the outgoing archbishop, Eliud Wabukala, at the opening of the new diocesan office in Kericho. Photo: Diocese of Kericho [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Kericho...

May 20, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A proposal to amend the marriage canon to permit same-sex weddings in churches will be considered by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church next month. The proposed changes, which were...

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