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Victorian euthanasia vote a cause for lament, says Australian primate

The upper house of the state parliament in Victoria has approved a Bill to legalise assisted suicide despite a campaign by church leaders.

23 November 2017

Euthanasia rejected in one Australian state, debate rages in another

The state parliament of New South Wales has rejected a bill to legalise euthanasia; while a debate in Victoria was adjourned until Tuesday.

17 November 2017

Melbourne Anglicans urge state government to drop euthanasia bill

The Melbourne Diocesan Synod has urged politicians in the state of Victoria not to legalise medically assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

25 October 2017

'Get serious' about climate change Australian church tells govt

The Anglican Church in Australia has told the Canberra government to act with urgency over its commitment to the 2015 Paris accord on climate change. And its General Synod has also urged the church to get its own house in order and cut its carbon footprint.

15 September 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

Bishop speaks out after first Good Friday AFL match announced

An Australian bishop has spoken out after it was announced that the Australian Football League will next year stage its first match to be played on Good Friday.

26 October 2016

Anglicans offer prayer-space for arson-hit Muslims

The Bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). The fire, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.

18 May 2016

First all-girl cathedral choir in southern hemisphere

The first all-girl cathedral choir in the southern hemisphere has been launched at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. The choir is made up from 18 girls from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School and gave a debut performance in the cathedral last week.

19 February 2016

Cathedral consults on Aboriginal memorials

St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, has begun a consultation on the possible installation of two memorials to commemorate the role that Aboriginal people have made to Australia’s armed forces.

27 January 2016

Australian Bishop calls for gun amnesty

The Bishop of the North West Region in the Diocese of Melbourne has called on the Australian government to introduce a gun amnesty amid “heightened fears of terrorist attacks and vastly increased gun crime in Australia.” He made his call as the Metropolitan Police in London announced a two-week gun amnesty in Britain’s capital would begin on Monday.

20 November 2015

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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.