(RNS) In the video, Pope Francis referred to Palmer as “my brother, a bishop-brother,” saying they had been friends for years. “Let us allow our longing to increase so that it propels us to find each other, embrace each other and to praise Jesus Christ as the only Lord of history,” Francis said.
Articles tagged “Anglican”
(RNS) Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election rocked the Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his longtime partner and husband.
(RNS) The Falls Church, a landmark building in downtown Falls Church, Va., was one of several Episcopal congregations that left the denomination over theological differences, many stemming from the 2003 consecration of an openly gay bishop.
(RNS) “Name another author whose books are being sold more now than they were when they were alive,” said HarperOne’s Mickey Maudlin. “His vision for the Christian life is seemingly simple while being very complex.”
(RNS) C.S. Lewis may be the most popular Christian writer in history, but his influence is far greater in the U.S. than in his native Ireland. A conference on the 50th anniversary of his death will examine why.
(RNS) Baptism is an important religious ritual for British royals: Since the monarch is the head of the Church of England, eventually Prince George will take on that role, so it’s critical that he be raised as an Anglican.
(RNS) A Christian nun elected the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said her appointment has so far silenced critics who believe only men can play leadership roles in the church.
(RNS) Sensing that a move to allow same-sex marriage is all but official, bishops in the Church of England signaled they won’t try to derail it, even as they remain deeply uncomfortable with it.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches is continuing to drop, but church officials say there are signs that the decline is stabilizing.