Episcopal News Service

Melanesian primate calls sexual violence against children ‘a crime against humanity’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop George Takeli, primate of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, has spoken out after a spate of high-profile cases of sexual violence against girls in the Solomon Islands. The archbishop issued a statement in his role as chairman of the ecumenical Solomon Islands Christian Association.

“We strongly condemn acts of violence in every form, and declared that sexual violence against our children and girls is sin by its painful dishonest exploitation, and a crime against humanity,” he said.

El Grupo de Trabajo del Arzobispo de Canterbury prepara un tiempo de oración y arrepentimiento

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El Grupo de Trabajo creado tras la Reunión de los Primados de 2016 ha presentado las propuestas iniciales para un tiempo de arrepentimiento y de oración en toda la Comunión Anglicana. Este tiempo tendrá lugar desde Pentecostés hasta finales de 2019, y para su lanzamiento se difundirá una oración especial.

Mensaje de Pascua 2018 del obispo primado Curry desde Tierra Santa

El obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Michael Curry leyó su mensaje de Pascua 2018, de pie frente a la catedral anglicana de San Jorge [St. George] en Jerusalén. [El mensaje] fue filmado el Domingo de Ramos durante su visita a Tierra Santa.

“El odio no tiene la última palabra. La violencia no tiene la última palabra. La intolerancia no tiene la última palabra. El pecado y el mal no tienen la última palabra. Dios es la última palabra y Dios es amor”.

El Obispo Primado está recorriendo Tierra Santa durante la Semana Santa.

Archbishops issue pastoral letter after British abuse hearings

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint pastoral letter following the conclusion of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s first public hearings last week. The Inquiry heard three weeks of evidence in its case study of the Diocese of Chichester, part of its wider investigation into the Church of England and the Church in Wales.

New Zealand primates say church should be included in state abuse inquiry

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Royal Commission of Inquiry established to investigate historical abuse in state care in New Zealand should be expanded to include the role of the church-related bodies, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia said.

South American bishop to tackle climate change at meeting in Peru

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops from across the six countries of the Anglican Church of South America are to meet to discuss ways of tackling the “ever-growing environmental challenges resulting from climate change.” Anglican bishops and other delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will gather in Lima, Peru, in May “to consider and try to define the role of the church in response to the devastating social and environmental effects of climate change within their respective dioceses.”


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