Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

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October 8, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Mothers’ Union in the Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean is calling for a day of prayer and fasting on Oct. 13, in response to an epidemic of plague which is sweeping the island of Madagascar. The provincial Mother’s Union president, Marie-Pierrette...

April 17, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Theophile Botomazava of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar has visited several parishes badly affected by cyclone Enawo. The cyclone made landfall in the northeast part of the island last month. About 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes...

February 7, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in flood-stricken Seychelles has said the church in that country will be “actively involved in the reconstruction efforts” through “raising funds for building materials.”

The Rt. Rev. James Wong, bishop of the Diocese of Seychelles, told the...

January 24, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Churches in India have decried the verdict of an Islamic court in Kashmir that ordered the expulsion of Christians, including a Protestant pastor and a Dutch Catholic missionary, and recommended government control of Christian schools.

“This is totally...

September 11, 2009

Former Bishop of Seychelles Santosh K. Marray will become an assisting bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina beginning in October.

Marray, who was born in Guyana in the West Indies, has served as a priest in the Diocese of Guyana, Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos...

September 7, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest of the Indian Ocean province is calling on political leaders in Madagascar to set aside their political agendas, and put people first.

"I know it is difficult because of the delicate situation, but as a church we are calling on the leaders to see it at the...

February 9, 2009

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] The construction of the New Theological and Pastoral center of the Diocese of Antsiranana has reached the roof however the country is mourning the 150 dead during riots and looting and burning of shops in Antananarivo and in the provinces.

Prof....

December 2, 2008

The Diocese of Antsiranana made history November 30 when it ordained its first three women priests during a joyful ceremony at St. Joseph's Church in Nosy Be, Madagascar.

 

The Rev. Marie Jeanne Befeno, the Rev. Vitasolo Roline and the Rev. Nivondrazana were ordained to the...

November 27, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has written to the High Commissioner of India, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, expressing his shock and outrage at the appalling atrocities in Mumbai and offering on behalf of the whole Anglican Communion prayers for those who have lost loved ones, for the...

November 14, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has written to the moderators of the Church of North India and the Church of South India to express his solidarity with minority Christians who for more than three months have endured attacks by Hindu extremists in the Orissa district of eastern India....

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