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Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé in France

[Anglican Communion News Service] Teenagers from five schools in northern England have set off on pilgrimage with Archbishop of York John Sentamu to Taize in France.  The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions.

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Episcopal Church of Cuba working with communities to transform lives

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Alliance has been on a fact finding mission to the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba to learn more about its mission and development programme. In every part of the communion, the Anglican Alliance seeks to understand local models of holistic mission which can be shared for mutual inspiration and learning. In this article the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director, and Paulo Ueti, regional facilitator from Latin America, reflect on their visit.

Holiday offer from Mothers’ Union for families affected by London tower block blaze

[Anglican Communion News Service] As part of a united and co-ordinated response from members in dioceses across the United Kingdom, Mothers’ Union is planning to support families who were affected by the London tower block fire tragedy in June by offering holidays under the charity’s Away From It All (AFIA) scheme.

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First ever meeting of Mexico’s ordained women

[Anglican Communion News Service] Three quarters of the current women priests and deacons in the Anglican Church of Mexico have held a gathering to celebrate the ministry of ordained women in the province. It brought together 18 out of the province’s 25 ordained women for their first such meeting.  It took place in the city of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos and consisted of prayer, education sessions, fellowship and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Hong Kong cathedral hosts celebration of Anglican diocese

[Anglican Communion News Service] St John’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island, held a special service “Celebrating Hong Kong” this week to celebrate the “vibrancy, diversity and achievements of Hong Kong.” During the service, faith leaders and the chief executive of Hong Kong SAR took part in candle lighting and prayed that the city would be blessed with peace and love.

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