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Communiqué from the Council of the Church in East Asia Bishop’s Meeting 2017

The official communiqué from the October 2017 meeting of 28 Anglican bishops from the provinces of the Council of the Church in East Asia.

17 October 2017

Christian charity condemns killing of two Vietnamese seafarers

The Christian charity, Sailors’ Society, has issued a statement following reports that the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers have been found on Basilan Island in the Philippines.

10 July 2017

USPG stands with Philippines' church following 'illegal arrest' of bishop

Anglican Mission Agency, the USPG is standing in solidarity alongside the Philippines Independent Church following the arrest of a bishop on what it describes as 'the spurious charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions’.

26 May 2017

CCA condemns declaration of martial law in Mindanao in southern Philippines

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has expressed serious concerns about the declaration of martial law on Tuesday in Mindanao in southern Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte.

25 May 2017

New Prime Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines

The Rt. Revd Joel A. Pachao has been elected as the 6th prime bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines. Revd Pachao, 61, is currently the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines, based in Baguio City in Benguet Province. He was one of three nominees.

16 May 2017

Condemnation of Bishop's arrest in Philippines

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has condemned the arrest and detention of the Bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church) – Bishop Carlos Morales last week. Bishop Morales was arrested with his wife, driver and a companion at a checkpoint in the village of Gango in Ozamis City in the Philippines.

15 May 2017

International Anglican student gathering in the Philippines

More than forty students from Japan, Korea and the Philippines have taken part in an international learning programme at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City in the Philippines organised by CUAC.

23 March 2017

Tributes paid following death of Filipino Bishop Esteban Sabawil

Bishop Esteban Sabawil of Northern Luzon in the Episcopal Church of the Philippines, has died at the age of 61, just over a year after being consecrated.

03 February 2017

Candlelit service for Davao night market bomb victims

The Bishop of Davao, in the Philippines, Jonathan Casimina, has led a candlelit memorial service at the site of last week’s terrorist attack at the Roxas Night Market.

09 September 2016

Bishop condemns night market bomb terror

The Bishop of Davao in the Philippines has condemned “in unequivocal terms” a bomb attack in the city’s night time market on Friday that killed 14 people.

05 September 2016

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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.