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United Nations hears of Anglican Communion Churches’ active role in tackling climate change

The role of the church in tackling climate change was highlighted during a televised discussion from the UN Head Office in New York yesterday.

07 June 2019

Church of Ceylon bishop urges Sri Lankan unity “to rebuild our dear, shattered motherland”

The Bishop of Colombo, Dhiloraj Canagasabey, urges Sri Lankans to unite and appreciate religious and ethnic diversity in the country.

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

Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee meet ahead of ACC-17 in Hong Kong

Two potential new Anglican Communion provinces in north Africa and Ceylon discussed when Standing Committee met ahead of ACC-17.

29 April 2019

Anglican bishops in Sri Lanka advise clergy to “prudently discern” whether to hold services

Bishops of the Anglican Church of Ceylon have asked clergy to “prayerfully discern whether it is prudent to hold the worship” on Sunday.

26 April 2019

Bishop’s defiance as terrorists kill more than 200 in Easter Day church bombings

The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Ceylon has defiantly expressed his faith in God as terrorists attack Churches in Sri Lanka.

21 April 2019

New Anglican Communion bishops receive induction in Canterbury, Lambeth and the ACO

Archbishop Justin Welby will today welcome 29 new Anglican bishops from around the world to his official residence Lambeth Palace.

07 February 2019

Bishop laments “the long accumulation of misdeeds” on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day

Bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey of the Church of Ceylon has said that a gap has opened between the nation’s rulers and those who are ruled.

06 February 2019

Bishop of Colombo concerned about removal of Prime Minister and dissolution of Parliament

Bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey has responded “with shock and great dismay” to the “arbitrary” removal of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister.

16 November 2018

Bishops speak out on resumption of death penalty for drugs offenders in Sri Lanka

The bishops of the Church of Ceylon have spoken out after reports that Sri Lanka’s government is set to reinstate the death penalty.

18 July 2018