NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some African bishops view a new Anglican structure as unnecessary and prefer restoring the communion to its original form.
Articles tagged “Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby”
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.
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.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) On Monday (Nov. 17), the church’s two most senior leaders, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu, signed the change into church, or canon, law.
(RNS) An Anglican bishop of Argentina offered personal greetings from Pope Francis to the leader of breakaway Anglican churches.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Giovanni Maria Vian said women bishops would have “an extremely negative impact” on steps to bring Anglicans and Catholics closer together despite a positive meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The first woman bishop could be named by the end of the year with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015. In parts of Africa, it may take longer.
(RNS) Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who unexpectedly intervened saying it would not be “anti-Christian” to believe that terminally ill people should be allowed to die with dignity, supports the new bill.