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World Council of Churches chief nominated to be Church of Norway’s next Presiding Bishop

Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has been nominated as the next Presiding Bishop of the Church of Norway, part of the Lutheran World Federation.

17 October 2019

Mothers’ Union calls members to show love for prisoners and families this week

Mothers’ Union members are being invited to focus their prayers around prisoners, prison staff and the families of prisoners this week.

17 October 2019

Anglican leaders pray for peace during Kundesang War Memorial Service

Archbishops from Australia and the UK joined leaders from the Church of East Asia in a memorial service in Sabah, Borneo, to pray for peace.

17 October 2019

World’s churches highlight plight of innocent fleeing violence in Syria

Speaking on behalf of churches across the world, WCC General Secretary has called for an end to the violence in north-east Syria.

17 October 2019

John Henry Newman becomes first English saint for 40 years

The canonisation of Newman, an Anglican priest before converting to the Roman Catholic Church, has been described as a cause for celebration.

17 October 2019

British police charge “Daesh supporter” over planned St Paul’s Cathedral terror attack

The iconic St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England, was the target of a planned terror attack, the Metropolitan Police have said.

16 October 2019

Archbishop Welby expresses vision for Anglican Communion at East Asian Anglican meeting

Anglicans from provinces in East Asia today heard Archbishop Welby give a powerful vision for the ministry of the Anglican Communion.

04 October 2019

Protecting the rights of children is our responsibility says Archbishop

Religious communities have a responsibility and vital role to play in protecting the rights of children and preventing violence against them.

03 October 2019

Former Anglican Communion UN rep to be Archbishop’s reconciliation adviser

A former staff member of the Anglican Communion has been appointed as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new Adviser for Reconciliation.

02 October 2019

New bishop for Church in Wales gives House of Bishops equal balance of men and women

One of the first women to be ordained a priest in the CoE has been elected as the new bishop of Monmouth for the Church in Wales.

26 September 2019