Episcopal News Service

Diocese establishes support centers after serious flooding in Japan

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Kobe in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai – the Anglican Communion in Japan – has responded to significant flooding in the region by establishing support centers. Bishop Augustine Kobayashi called for the centers in response to the immense damage caused by heavy rain last month. Areas of western Japan were inundated with water as result of the extreme weather, and the diocese has been providing support to the victims of the tragedy.

Church of South India appeals for help in responding to devastating floods

[Anglican Communion News Service] At least 39 people are now known to have died as unprecedented torrential rains causes severe flooding in parts of Kerala, India. The six dioceses of the Church of South India are already active in relief work.

New Central America primate sets out mission and justice manifesto at installation service

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Julio Murray urged his province to “embrace the project” of the Kingdom of God as he was installed at the sixth primate of the Anglican Church of Central America (IARCA) on Aug. 11. He was elected by the provincial synod in April. Hundreds of people included guests from around the world packed into St. Luke’s Cathedral in Panama City for a vibrant, colourful service which reflected elements from the five nations which make up the province – Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Episcopales se empeñan a fondo en la movilización de votantes locales con vistas a las elecciones de noviembre

[Episcopal News ServiceLas elecciones de noviembre no tomarán a nadie por sorpresa en la iglesia de San Martín de los Campos [St. Martin-in-the-Fields] en Filadelfia, Pensilvania. Docenas de miembros de la iglesia participan en jornadas de capacitación electoral, y la meta de la congregación es que el 100 por ciento de los feligreses vaya a votar el día de las elecciones.

Bishop Moses Nag Jun Yoo elected primate of the Anglican Church of Korea

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Daejeon, Moses Nak Jun Yoo, has been elected as primate of the Anglican Church of Korea. He was elected at the Province’s General Assembly to succeed Bishop Onesimus Park, the bishop of Busan, whose term of office had come to an end. He will serve as primate for the next two years. The General Assembly also appointed a new general secretary, Peter Jun Gi Choi.

Diocese of Melbourne hits back at television coverage of safeguarding complaints

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and the independent body it established to investigate complaints against clergy have hit back at media reports concerning their handling of complaints against a former archbishop of Brisbane. Peter Hollingworth served as archbishop of Brisbane from 1989 until 2001, before becoming governor-general of Australia. He was forced to step down in 2003 after criticisms emerged of his handling, as archbishop, of allegations of abuse committed by clergy and teachers.

Church in Wales highlights “poor upbringing” of Welsh children during Eisteddfod event

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church volunteers are stepping in to provide food and support for struggling families as cuts to public spending impact on child poverty, the Church in Wales said this week during an event at The Eisteddfod, the annual cultural festival.

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