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Government and Christians pray for prisoners in Zambia

The vice president of Zambia will be the guest of honour at an ecumenical prayer service for prisoners and inmates in Lusaka’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross next week.

08 July 2016

Cathedral indaba eases political tensions in Zambia

The announcement that Zambia would go to the polls for a tripartite general election in August sparked an increase in violent incidents, of a kind rarely seen in the Central African nation. And as the tensions rose, political leaders from all the main political parties turned to the Church for help.

25 April 2016

Anglican Consultative Council pass 45 resolutions by assent

The Anglican Consultative Council meeting in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, last week has approved 45 resolutions on issues relating from intentional discipleship to the continuing detention of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi; and from gender-based violence to the environment.

22 April 2016

Anglican Communion sends birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II

The Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates her 90th birthday today; and members of the Anglican Consultative Council took time out of their ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, to send her birthday greetings.

21 April 2016

ACC-16 members worship with Lusaka parishes

Members of the Anglican Consultative Council, gathered in Lusaka for their ACC-16 meeting, experienced the diversity and vibrancy of African praise and worship when they were invited to worship at local parishes around Lusaka on Sunday as a way of actively “engaging with our local community for the sake of the wider community.”

19 April 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby's sermon at the ACC-16 opening Eucharist

The text of the sermon, as delivered, by Archbishop Justin Welby at the opening eucharist of ACC-16 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia. As Archbishop Justin gave his sermon, it was translated in to the Chewa language by Father Samuel Mwanza.

11 April 2016

ACC-16 goes paperless with iPads

The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16) has attempted to go paperless with the provision of iPads to all delegates at the on-going meeting in Lusaka, an initiative which has been described by many as a “great step in making the church more eco-friendly.”

09 April 2016

Archbishop Welby meets the President of Zambia

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, this morning, accompanied by the Archbishop of Central Africa, Albert Chama and the Bishop of Eastern Zambia, William Mchombo.

08 April 2016

Young Anglicans challenge the global Church to protect the environment

Bishops around the world should plant a tree every time they do a confirmation or baptism – that was one of the suggestions put to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby by a group of young Anglicans from Central and Southern Africa as they discussed discipleship and environment. 

07 April 2016

Archbishop Welby prays for Zambian journalists

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has thanked journalists for their role in “challenging weakness, exposing wrongdoing, asking awkward questions and holding the Church to account.” Speaking to Journalists in Lusaka Airport at the end of a press conference, he thanked them for the work they did and asked them if he could pray for them.

07 April 2016


“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa


The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.