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Anglican Communion Secretary General “excited” by his new peace role in Nigeria

Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has spoken of his excitement at being appointed to lead a peace commission in the Nigerian state of Kaduna.

01 December 2017

Nigeria’s General Synod convenes under theme “Thou shalt not steal”

The General Synod of the Church of Nigeria has convened in the capital of Rivers State this week, under the theme “Thou shalt not steal”.

21 September 2017

Fire destroys Anglican education secretariat in Nigeria

An electrical fault is the suspected cause of a blaze which destroyed the education secretariat of the Diocese of Gboko in Nigeria last Friday.

03 February 2017

Nigerian Christian refugees killed in air strike error

Christian refugees mistakenly killed by Nigerian air force targetting Islamists 

18 January 2017

God provides refuge in face of persecution, Archbishop says

The Archbishop of Jos, in Nigeria, has spoken about how Christians in northern Nigeria are finding refuge in God “in the face of turbulence, persecution and wickedness”.

12 January 2017

Theology college members killed in road accident

Three members of an Anglican theological college in Nigeria were killed and others have been critically injured after “a ghastly motor accident”.

06 December 2016

New study explores growth and decline in the Anglican Communion

A new academic study into growth and decline in the Anglican Communion will be marked by a day conference and the publication of a new book.

15 November 2016

"Fear not", says Nigerian primate, despite the church "passing through tough times"

The phrase “fear not” appears in the Bible 365 times, the Primate of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh said, one for every day of the year. 

10 November 2016

"Every community needs a church" - Nigerian Primate says

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, the Primate of Nigeria, has said that large communities of people need “a recognisable Anglican presence”.

26 October 2016

Nigerian primate's "delight" at release of Chibok girls

The release of 21 schoolgirls who had been held by Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been met with “delight, relief and optimism” by the Anglican Church of Nigeria.

17 October 2016

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

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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.