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English cathedral identifies ancient royal remains of Queen Emma through carbon dating

Remains found in Winchester Cathedral said to be Queen Emma – mother of King Edward the Confessor, wife of Kings Ethelred and Cnut.

20 May 2019

Irish bishops call for “respectful” debate over European elections and Brexit

Church of Ireland leaders call for Christians to lead the way with respectful discussion and engagement around Brexit and political changes.

17 May 2019

Bishop of Lincoln suspended after information received by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Bishop Christopher Lowson, has been suspended from office, following information passed to the Archbishop of Canterbury by the police.

17 May 2019

Archbishop Ian Ernest of Mauritius appointed Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome

Former Primate of the Church of the Indian Ocean to become the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Representative to the Holy See.

17 May 2019

The Anglican Church of the Epiphany in Egypt’s Port Said celebrates its 130-year anniversary

An Anglican Church which was first created to care for English-speaking workers on the Suez Canal has celebrated its 130th anniversary.

13 May 2019

Diocese of Egypt teams up with British university to open new archive research centre

A new Research Centre has been opened in Cairo as part of a newly renovated archive facility for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt.

13 May 2019

Extremism and terrorism are enemies of all humanity: Imam responds to Sri Lanka attack

A senior Irish imam has paid a solidarity visit to Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin after the terror attack on churches in Sri Lanka.

10 May 2019

“Christians make up 80 per cent of believers persecuted for their faith”, report finds

The Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, has delivered "a truly sobering read" in a report about the global persecution of Christians.

10 May 2019

Anglican Consultative Council’s new youth member elected to the Standing Committee

ACC members from Jerusalem and the Middle East, Tanzania, and a regional Youth Member from Africa, are elected to the Standing Committee.

04 May 2019

Anglican Consultative Council asks Churches to adopt international safeguarding guidelines

The Anglican Consultative Council has approved new guidelines to “enhance the safety of all persons in the provinces of the Anglican Communion”.

03 May 2019