November 2015


Pope to Anglicans -- "This is ecumenism"

“This is ecumenism,” Pope Francis told the Church of Uganda's Archbishop Stanley Ntagali while being led on a private tour through the new Uganda Martyrs Museum at the Anglican Shrine in Namugongo, Uganda, on 28th November 2015.


Welsh archbishop backs ban on corporal punishment

Archbishop Barry Morgan has lent his support to the campaign to ban corporal punishment of children in Wales.


Middle East synod meets

Archbishop Mouneer Anis reports the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East has called upon European and Middle Eastern governments to take firm action to combat terrorism across the region, as well as provide humanitarian support to the mass migration of peoples across the Mediterranean.


Melbourne regional bishops reorganized

The Diocese of Melbourne has repealed the 1997 Regions of the Diocese Act, changing the territories and names of episcopal oversight of its three assistant bishops.


Melbourne bishop calls for mandatory gun-buyback program

Bishop Philip Huggins has called upon the Australian government to introduce a gun amnesty and buy back program to reduce the number of firearms in circulation.


Chichester deacon sentenced to 32 months for internet child sex solicitation

A retired Diocese of Chichester deacon had been sentenced to 32 months imprisonment for attempting to solicit sex from young boys via the internet.


Hung jury in Suffolk vicar's trial

The jury hearing the case of the Rev. Canon Ian Finn was unable to reach a verdict on allegations he had unlawfully kept £12,707 in church fees.


Christian 'naturism' advocate appointed Bishop of Sherborne

The Church of England has appointed as Bishop of Sherborne a leading advocate of Christian nudism.


The preacher to the Pope, the Church of England and the discernment of spirits

"For those who pray, for those who like Ignatius and Pope Francis do what Christians have always been urged to do, ‘discern the spirits’ then it is clear that those who are at the helm of the Church of England seem to be in danger of doing the work of the father of lies for him."


Brazilian archbishop's statement in the wake of the Mariana dam break

The bursting of the Fundão and Santarém dams, of the mineral company Samarco, controlled by the Vale do Rio Doce and by the Anglo-Australian company BHP, occurred on the 5th November, provoking an