Episcopal News Service

Brazil’s Anglican bishops condemn hatred and lies in pre-election statement

[Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil is urging the country’s Christians to “read your Bible in a profound and prayerful way” as the nation prepares for the run-off presidential election. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will faceFernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party on Oct. 28.

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Plaque dedicated to mark 130 years of the Mothers’ Union in Ireland

[Anglican Communion News Service] Both Church of Ireland archbishops took part in the All–Ireland Triennial Thanksgiving Service of the Mothers’ Union this month at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The highlight of the service was the dedication of a stained glass plaque commissioned to celebrate 130 years of the Mothers’ Union in the island of Ireland last year.

Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘All Nigerians have in your hands a golden future’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, have taken part in a pre-election interfaith peace conference in Nigeria.

Archbishop Rowan Williams leads Anglican delegation at canonization of Oscar Romero

[Anglican Communion News Service] The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams led an Anglican delegation to the Vatican this weekend for the canonization of Oscar Romero.  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby sent a letter to Pope Francis in which he described the former archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated as he celebrated Mass in March 1980, as “a true example to all Christians, and particularly to our fellow bishops.” The weekend’s service at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, also saw the canonization of Pope Paul VI and five oth

10 candidates in running to be Bishop of Polynesia

[Anglican Communion News Service] A former Olympic sprinter is among 10 candidates in the running to be the next Bishop of Polynesia. The holder of the diocesan post will also become one of three primates and archbishops of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The slate of candidates includes two women, a cathedral dean, three senior educators, a vicar-general and three bishops. An electoral college will convene in Suva on Oct. 26 and 27 to conduct the vote.

Diocese of London launching School of Pioneers to train lay church planters

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new School of Pioneers is opening in the Diocese of London to provide non-residential training for lay leaders in creating new congregations. The initiative is being run jointly by the Diocese’s Centre for Church Planting and Growth and the Anglican mission agency Church Mission Society. The new venture will “identify and train new pioneer leaders to birth ‘new churches, for new people in new places’ across London,” a spokesperson for the diocese said in a statement.

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