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Bishop of Asante Mampong, Dr Cyril Korina Ben-Smith, to become Archbishop of Ghana

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 05:22

The Church of the Province of West Africa has announced that Bishop Cyril Korina Ben-Smith will succeed Archbishop Daniel Sarfo.

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Standing Committee review leads to shift of focus in the Anglican Communion Office

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 03:41

The Anglican Communion Standing Committee has announced changes to the operational priorities of the Anglican Communion Office.

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Bishop of Swaziland and global environment advocate Ellinah Wamukoya dies from Covid

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 23:27

The Bishop of Swaziland, Ellinah Wamukoya, has died after contracting Covid-19. Her death was announced by Archbishop Makgoba.

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While distanced by Covid, Christians around the world join together in prayer for unity

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:17

The ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is taking place against a backdrop of global lockdowns and restrictions on movement.

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Archbishop of Wales John Davies to retire as Primate and Bishop of Swansea and Brecon

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 07:35

Archbishop John Davies will retire in May after four years as leader of the Church in Wales and 13 years as Bishop of Swansea & Brecon.

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Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon: “Nigeria’s religious leaders should not seek political office”

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 07:08

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has said that religious leaders in Nigeria should not seek political office in the country.

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Virginia and General Seminaries pursue joint venture to foster deeper collaboration

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 05:46

The two oldest and largest seminaries in the US-based Episcopal Church are exploring options for shared faculty and “collaborative governance”.

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Canon Emily Awino Onyango becomes first female Anglican bishop in east & central Africa

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 05:10

Saint Paul’s University lecturer has been appointed to serve as Assistant Bishop in the Anglican Church of Kenya’s Diocese of Bondo.

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Archbishop of Canterbury receives Covid-19 vaccine as hospital chaplaincy volunteer

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 02:24

Archbishop Justin Welby, a volunteer chaplain at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Archbishop Justin Welby’s Canterbury Cathedral Christmas Day sermon 2020

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 06:18

This is the text of the sermon preached today (Christmas Day) in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England - the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo

Fri, 25/12/2020 - 01:16

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon

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Christmas letter from Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Church of Scotland Moderator Martin Fair to South Sudan’s political leaders

Fri, 25/12/2020 - 00:00

A Christmas Letter from Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland Moderator Martin Fair to South Sudan's Political Leaders

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Pope, Archbishop and Moderator pray for peace in South Sudan in ecumenical Christmas letter

Fri, 25/12/2020 - 00:00

The Archbishop of Canterbury has joined the Pope and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland in praying for peace in South Sudan.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Geoffrey Smith

Thu, 24/12/2020 - 01:08

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Geoffrey Smith, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia and Archbishop of Adelaide

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A Christmas Message from Archbishops Fereimi Cama, Don Tamihere and Philip Richardson

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 10:48

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have released a video message of peace and hope for Christmas 2020

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A Pastoral Letter from the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 10:00

A pastoral letter from the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, John McDowell and Michael Jackson, and the Church of Ireland's Bishops.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Justin Badi Arama

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 09:25

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Justin Badi Arama, Primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

 

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A Joint Christmas Message from the Archbishops of Armagh

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 08:48

A Joint Christmas Message from the Roman Catholic and Anglican Primates of Ireland, Archbishops Eamon Martin and John McDowell

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A Christmas Message from members of the Scottish Church Leaders Forum

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 08:21

The Most Revd Mark Strange, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, joins ecumenical colleagues from the Scottish Church Leaders Forum to deliver a joint Christmas Message.

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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Leonard Dawea

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 07:56

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Leonard Dawea, Primate of the Anglican Church of Melanesia

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