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Ulster bishops’ statement in relation to public worship restrictions

Following the Northern Ireland Executive’s decision to extend the current Covid–19 restrictions to Thursday 1st April 2021, representatives of the Churches met earlier this...

Archbishop of Cape Town issues call to prayer for war torn Tigray

The plight of the Tigrayan people in northern Ethiopia tears at my heart. Over and above the coronavirus which threatens us all in Africa,...

Mark Lawrence: A Lenten discipline for a shuttered season

Lent begins today, and as the effects of this pandemic continue to shutter and mask so much of life, I search about for a...

Lenten pastoral letter from the Archbishop of the Indian Ocean

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” – Jesus the Christ “All this is from God, who through Christ...

Welby & Cottrell celebrate LGBT+ History Month

A message from the Archbishop of York and me on LGBT+ History Month: Across the United Kingdom, for a number of years, February has been...

C4SO Pastoral Guidance on the ACNA Statement on Sexuality and Identity

Dear Colleagues, Policies are blunt instruments. They are rarely able to take into full consideration the nuances of context and the complexity of personhood. They...

Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

“100,000 isn’t just an abstract figure – each number is a person: someone we loved and someone who loved us.”“Death doesn’t have the last...

Dan Martins writes to Springfield about his departure from office

This is not yet my final  regular contribution to the Springfield Current, but the end of January will mark an important milestone in the diocese’s...

Christmas message from the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Christmas Message by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox...

Foley Beach offers prayer in the wake of DC protests

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you from our College of Bishops meeting, and like many of you I am deeply concerned...

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