October 2015

 

Human Rights and Wrongs

The issue of human rights is ever before us. Rightly so. If we want a “newer kinder” mode of politics, then there must be some protections for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

 

Abbey celebration of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt

HRH The Duke of Kent and HRH Princess Michael of Kent attended a service to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 29th October 2015

 

Synod on the Family calls for changes in Catholic pastoral practices over divorce/remarriage

The Roman Catholic Synod on the Family wrapped up its work last week without recommending changes in church doctrine, but urging a softer line on church discipline.

 

Porvoo primates urge European govts to ignore public opinion over immigration

The primates and presiding bishops of the Porvoo Communion of Churches meeting in Edinburgh last week have issued a statement condemning popular opposition to the resettlement of migrants from Afri

 

Irish rector resigns over flag flap

The Church of Ireland’s rector of Newry has resigned in the wake of the controversy over his removal of Royal British Legion Standards from the parish churches of St Patrick’s and St Mary’s.

 

Abbey service honors Martyrs of Armenia

HRH The Prince of Wales, His Excellency Serzh Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, attended a Special S

 

Govt backs down on university tuition hikes

South African President Jacob Zuma has agreed to cancel a planned rise in student university fees that had led to student protests across the nation.

 

Patriarch Bartholomew set to meet Justin Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury will host His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his visit to London next week.

 

Malawi bishop backs govt family planning campaign

The Bishop of Southern Malawi has urged Anglicans to practice family planning, allowing families to determine the number and spacing of births. According to the Nyasa Times, the Rt. Rev.

 

Priest facing abuse allegations takes his own life

A retired Australian priest scheduled to appear before a professional standards board to answer charges of child sexual abuse has died