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Dartmouth withdraws Tengatenga’s appointment as foundation dean

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Former Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga will not become the dean of Dartmouth College’s Tucker Foundation, the

Church in Wales to vote on women bishops

[Church in Wales press release] The Church in Wales will decide in September whether or not to allow women priests to be ordained as bishops.

A bill, proposed by the six diocesan bishops of the Church in Wales, will be voted on by the 144 members of the church’s legislative arm, the Governing Body, at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, at Lampeter, on Thursday, Sept. 12.

In Egypt, priest and family narrowly escape attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest and his family narrowly escaped harm the morning of Aug. 14 after a mob armed with rocks and petrol bombs were kept out of a church building by steel window bars.

The Rev. Ehab Ayoub, his family, a lay minister and a guard were trapped in St. Saviour’s Church, Suez, for hours while pro- Mohamed Mursi supporters were attacking the building.

Breakaway Falls Church leaders plan to appeal court’s property ruling

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia press release] The leaders of a Falls Church, Virginia congregation that broke away from the Episcopal Church said this week that they plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Falls Church CANA congregation will ask the high court to overturn the Supreme Court of Virginia’s April 18 ruling in favor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. That state ruling upheld a 2012 decision that allowed The Falls Church Episcopal to return to its historic church home.

RIP: Felipe Sanchez Paris

ens_081213_felipeSanchezFelipe (Phillip L) Sanchez Paris, who was for a brief period acting director of elections for the City & County of San Francisco, died at home peacefully in his sleep July 31.

RIP: the Rev. Patricia Reed

ens_080913_patReed[Anglican Journal] The Rev. Patricia Reed, who made history by becoming one of the first six women to be ordained priests in the Anglican Church of Canada, died on Aug. 1. She was 93.

Anglican liturgists focus on healing and reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Representatives from throughout the Anglican Communion came together recently in Dublin for a meeting of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC).

The six-day consultation took place in The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown. It was the first time the IALC had met in Dublin since 1995.

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