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Episcopal News Service launches French language service

Posted on: June 23, 2016 8:47 AM

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The news service of the US-based Episcopal Church has launched a French language service to complement its existing English and Spanish provision.

Through its new Actualités service – the French word for “news” – ENS will provide news and information for French speakers throughout the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.

“The Episcopal Church includes several dioceses where English is not the primary language, so it’s vital that we offer news and resources so that all Episcopalians may benefit from them,” Matthew Davies, an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service, said.

“We have been providing news in Spanish for several years, both as a resource to the Province IX Spanish-speaking dioceses and for the thriving Latino communities in the US. With the launch of Actualités, we are delighted to expand our service to Episcopalians in places such as Haiti, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the approximately four million French-speaking Anglicans around the world.”

Actualités features news articles by the Episcopal News Service as well as press releases from the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs and links to useful resources, such as the monthly radio program, Le Magazine Anglican.

It is the second non-English service operated by ENS. Spanish speakers are served by its Noticias service.

In addition to its online news services, ENS provides daily email newsletters in English, French, and Spanish.

  • The Anglican Communion News Service also provides a free daily email detailing the day's stories. You can subscribe here.