Anglican Church in Southern Africa


Presentment filed against Lesotho bishop

The Rt. Rev. Adam Taaso has been charged with conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy.


Umzimvubu cathedral destroyed by fire

The Primate of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa reports the cathedral, chapter house and offices of the Diocese of Umzimvubu have been destroyed by fire.


Cape Town archbishop hosts mining industry discussions

Representatives of the South African mining sector, civil society and faith communities met at my invitation at Bishopscourt on October 9 in Cape Town to discuss the future of the industry in South


Tutu on the mend

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu made his first public appearance last week following a health scare that hospitalized him for much of July and August.


Cape Town archbishop calls for the moral cleansing of South Africa's govt

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has denounced the leaders of the African National Congress for abandoning the values of the anti-apartheid struggle and enriching themselves at the expense of the people.


Climate change battles - could Pope Francis’ encyclical be a decisive new ally?

The course of European history was at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. Exactly 200 years later, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudate Si’. Will this change the course of history and bring victory for a sustainable future at the climate change talks in Paris in November this year?


Anglican Environmental Network appeal for climate change action

Seventeen bishops have released a call for prayer and action to address the “unprecedented climate crisis”


Anglican Environmental Network appeal for Vanuatu

An appeal for prayers and for practical aid for the people of the South Pacific

No decision on gay blessings from South African bishops

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has been unable to come to a common mind on the issue of gay blessings, but have agreed to continue dialogue


The Eco-Bishops are coming to town

Anglican bishops from some of the regions of the world most challenged by climate change – from Fiji to Argentina, and Namibia to Alaska – are to meet in Cape Town next week to work out strategies for achieving climate justice.