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Easter Message from the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia

An Easter Message from the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier.

13 April 2017

Australian Primate issues statement on Royal Commission

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has issued a statement, as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse begins its final hearing with the Anglican Church in Sydney.

17 March 2017

Security services foil Christmas Day cathedral terror plot

Police and security services in Australia say that they have foiled a Christmas Day terror attack that had been planned against Melbourne’s Anglican Cathedral.

23 December 2016

Primates’ Christmas Message: Archbishop Philip Freier

A Christmas message from the Primate of the Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier

16 December 2016

Australian religious leaders call for action on modern slavery

The Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined other religious leaders in Australia in calling for a new law to tackle modern slavery.

07 December 2016

Church calls for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians

The Primate of Australia has called for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, saying it is “vital” if they are to flourish.

23 November 2016

Primate welcomes refugee resettlement plan

Hundreds of refugees held in Australian detention centres on the islands of Nauru and Manus could be resettled in the US under plans announced yesterday.

14 November 2016

Primate criticises Australian refugee policy

The Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, has criticised Australia’s migration policy during a “public conversation” in a local theatre.

12 October 2016

Anglicans at forefront of global refugee crisis

Anglicans around the world are continuing to serve in the front-line of assisting refugees and asylum seekers through a mixture of advocacy and practical care.

11 October 2016

Primate welcomes same-sex marriage plebiscite but warns against "harsh or vilifying" debate

The Primate of Australia has welcomed a proposed referendum on whether the country should allow same-sex marriages; but expressed concern about the “tenor of the debate.”

09 September 2016

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VIDEO: Anglican Churches urged to think of seafarers this Sunday

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.