December 2017


Christmas comes to Rangoon

For the first time in 50 years, Rangoon’s Christian communities were permitted to celebrate Christmas in public, sources in the Anglican Church in Myanmar tell Anglican Ink.


Christmas pageant rehearsal bombed in Pakistan

Fourteen people were killed and scores injured in a bomb blast last week in Quetta


Statement by the Diocese of Peshawar on Quetta church bombing

Moderator of the Church of Pakistan condemns bombing and promises support for the injured


Christmas church attack kills nine in Egypt

Terrorists strike as Egyptian churches brace for violence. Many spared as bomb fails to go off.


Vanuatu bishop dead

James Ligo passed away suddenly on December 24


Bishop of Egypt Christmas sermon 2017

Dr Mouneer Anis' Christmas sermon preached at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo


Christmas Eve homily 2017

The birth of Jesus, the savior of addicts by Gavin Ashenden


Questions in Parliament over support for Syrian rebels

Baroness Cox asked the Government “what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria”. The Bishop of Leeds, Rt Rev Nick Baines, asked a follow-up question


Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas sermon 2017

Sermon delivered on 25 December 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral