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.
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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) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over a historic General Synod meeting at the University of York when a make-or-break vote on the subject is expected Monday (July 14).
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The House of Bishops (one of the three houses that governs the Church of England) bans gay clergy from marrying.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Camelle Daley, who founded the label House of ilona, says it’s high time for a shake-up among Anglican clergy who, like Roman Catholic priests, still wear traditional black shirt and collar.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Alan Wilson, bishop of Buckingham, criticized the church’s stance of not recognizing same-sex marriage as “sheer cruelty” and “morally outrageous,” adding: ”Most gay people would be happier out, including bishops.”
(RNS) The Rev. Sue Pinnington chose to spend her sabbatical exploring the roles of women bishops in hopes that she can bring back what she learned about leadership to members of the Church of England.
(RNS) The report shows that on average in 2012, 800,000 adults, or 2 percent of the adult population, attended church on Sunday. That’s down from 1.6 million Sunday worshippers in 1968.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Bats are making life unbearable for congregations by defecating on church worshippers from roofs as well as bell towers, according to a report to the Church Buildings Council of the Church of England.