VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anglican Bishop Tim Thornton’s vivid purple cassock instantly marks him as an outsider at the Vatican’s synod on the family. Thornton, of Cornwall, England, is one of 14 “fraternal delegates” to bring views of other churches to discussions.
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(RNS) For decades now, traditional Anglicans have watched leaders in the West abandon key components of historic Christianity.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some African bishops view a new Anglican structure as unnecessary and prefer restoring the communion to its original form.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Archbishop Justin Welby’s proposal drew some positive responses in Britain and wait-and-see approach in Africa.
LONDON (Reuters) Justin Welby will propose to the 38 national church heads that communion be reorganized as a group of churches all formally linked to Canterbury but no longer necessarily to each other.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A tribunal found one of the priests guilty and stripped him of his clergy credentials after examining the evidence by witnesses and his defense.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace in London, Welby said that the American church’s decision “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions.”
(RNS) At last week’s meeting, conservative Anglican prelates addressed a new concern: Interfaith relationships with Muslims.
(RNS) Nigerian Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon’s appointment has drawn criticism from gay groups who pointed out that he has a history of anti-gay statements.