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‘We want a local bishop’ say Ethiopian Anglicans

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in the Gambella district of Ethiopia have expressed a desire that their next bishop be local. Within the Anglican Communion, Ethiopia is part of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

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Bishop launches TV commercial in support of exiled South Sudanese school students

[Anglican Communion News Service] The assistant bishop of Melbourne has produced a TV commercial urging people to give South Sudanese exiles a “safe start” to the school year.

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Compass Rose Society opens new chapter in Hong Kong

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Compass Rose Society, the charitable foundation that provides substantial support for the work of the Anglican Consultative Council and the international ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury, has opened a new chapter in Hong Kong. The chapter was formally installed by the primate of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the Anglican Church in Hong Kong – Archbishop Paul Kwong, during a service of Evensong at St. John’s Cathedral on Hong Kong Island.

Bishop begins bid to change law on marriage registration in England and Wales

[Anglican Communion News Service] A change in the law to allow the names of couples’ mothers to be included in the official registers of marriages in England and Wales is a step closer after a Church of England bishop successfully steered a bill through its second reading in the House of Lords – the upper house of the British Parliament. At present, marriage registers include only the name of the couple’s fathers. The bishop of St.

Former chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council, Canon Colin Craston, has died

[Anglican Communion News Service] Canon Colin Craston, a World War II naval hero who went on to become one of England’s leading evangelical priests and a past-chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, has died. Craston died peacefully as his home Thursday, Saint Paul’s Day. He was 94. He had served his entire ordained ministry, after his curacy, at St Paul’s Church in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Four catalysts for spiritual growth identified in detailed study released by Forward Movement

[Episcopal News Service] How can the Episcopal Church feed Episcopalians’ hunger for spiritual growth in the 21st century? Forward Movement surveyed 12,000 people from more than 200 Episcopal congregations for answers, producing a report released this week that provides a snapshot of the spiritual life of the church.

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