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Irish Prime Minister visits Parish of Sam Maguire and launches promotional video

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has visited St Mary’s Church in Dunmanway, the final resting place of famous Gaelic footballer Sam Maguire.

27 July 2018

Global consultation at the Vatican aims to enrich lives through sport

The first global conference on Sport in the Service of Humanity took place at the Vatican last month, with 100 guests invited to discuss how sport can be used to enrich lives worldwide.

03 November 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

Archbishop of Canterbury's XI beat Pope Francis' cricket team

The third annual cricket match between the Vatican’s St Peter’s Cricket Team and the Church of England’s Archbishop’s XI ended with victory for the Anglicans.

14 September 2016

Anglicans host Catholics for third Vatican – Church of England cricket match

It will be a case of “best of three” tomorrow when the Pope’s Cricket Team arrive in Canterbury to take on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI.

12 September 2016

Archbishop welcomes Olympic sportspeople but criticises organisers

The Primate of Brazil has given a warm welcome to the athletes and visitors of the 2016 Olympic Games, while criticising the games’ administrators for serious mismanagement.

11 August 2016

North English vicar to run London Marathon

A Team Vicar from Cumbria in the north-west of England is set to raise thousands of pounds for a heart charity by running the London Marathon.

16 March 2016

Proclaiming the Gospel is "integral to being a Christian" - Archbishop Welby

Worshipping God and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ is integral to being a Christian, the Archbishop of Canterbury had said. Speaking at an event in Lambeth Palace to promote sports ministry within the C of E, Archbishop Justin Welby said that everything else the church does is “decoration”.

09 March 2016

Reconciliation and the 'beautiful game'

Football may be a religion for some, but it is also a universal language. One clergyman from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a vision to transform lives and he believes football can play a part in bringing reconciliation to his war-torn country.

03 March 2016

Football for peace and development

The Anglican Alliance is looking to support Anglican Communion dioceses to use a different kind of tool to build peace and sustainable communities – football. Anglicans in central and eastern Africa are keen to use sports to improve education, empower young people, tackle gender inequality and resolve conflict.

07 January 2016

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The first graduates from Gambella Theological College

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Countdown to Lambeth 2020

Archbishops from around the Communion have been speaking to ACNS about looking forward to the Lambeth Conference in 2020 as planning for the event gathers momentum and giving their views on the importance of the Anglican Communion.

Easter messages from Anglican Primates

A collection of Easter Messages issued by Primates of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion.