Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, emphasizes love over divisions

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, with President Donald Trump seated at a table to his right, read a passage from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in brief remarks Feb. 7 at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

Anglican leaders in Arabian Gulf welcome Pope Francis’ visit to United Arab Emirates

[Anglican Communion News Service] This week’s historic visit to the United Arab Emirates by Pope Francis resulted in “extraordinary scenes,” said the Rev. Andrew Thompson, the senior Anglican chaplain in Abu Dhabi.

During his visit, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. News reports cite a variety of numbers of those attending, varying from 130,000 to 180,000.

Anglican church in Bermuda closes after heavy rains cause roof to collapse

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican church on the north Atlantic island of Bermuda has been forced to close its doors after heavy rains caused the roof to collapse. But regular ministry at St. Mary’s Church in Warwick, Bermuda, is continuing, with services being held in the Church Hall. No one was inside the church when the roof collapsed.

Iraq’s prime minister visits St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad

[Anglican Communion News Service] Iraq Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has paid a visit St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad. The prime minister was greeted by the parish priest, the Rev. Faiz Jerjes, who gave a tour of the church complex, including its clinic and school, and briefed him on the Anglican presence in the country. St. George’s has a long history of peace-building and reconciliation in the region.

Presiding Bishop urges clergy to talk with Florida bishop about same-sex marriage disagreements

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told clergy in the Diocese of Florida Feb. 4 to work hard to stay in relationship with Bishop John Howard, even if they disagree with his opposition to same-sex marriage.

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