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Anglican Priest elected President of Seychelles in first victory for Seychelles Democratic Alliance

An Anglican priest, Wavel Ramkalawan, has been elected as the fifth President of the Seychelles – the first to come from the opposition.

10 November 2020

New Bishop of Mauritius is announced

New Bishop of Mauritius to be the Venerable Joseph Sténio André, currently Archdeacon of Mauritius. He will take over from Bishop Ernest

05 December 2019

Archbishop Ian Ernest installed as Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome

Archbishop of Canterbury formally commissions the new Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome during an ecumenical bi-lingual service.

15 November 2019

Papal embrace for new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome during Mauritius visit

The visit of Pope Francis to Mauritius brought fresh energy and confidence to Christians in the country, according to the Bishop of Mauritius.

13 September 2019

Appeal launched to help restore historic cathedral in Mauritius

Archbishop Ian Ernest, has helped launch an appeal to restore the Cathedral of St James – the mother church of the Diocese of Mauritius.

15 August 2019

Vital role for African church leaders in wiping out malaria

Anglican Churches of Africa are a “unique, trusted network” with a vital role to play in the elimination of malaria across the continent.

24 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

Anglican Church in Indian Ocean calls for Chagossians’ right of return to Diego Garcia

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean has expressed its solidarity with Chagossian people’s fight to return to their island homelands.

02 April 2019

More than 1,000 people feared dead in Southern Hemisphere’s “worst” cyclone disaster

More than 2.5 million people in southern Africa have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which has created a new “inland ocean” in Mozambique.

20 March 2019

President of Mauritius bestows country’s highest honour on Bishop Ian Ernest

The Bishop of Mauritius, Ian Ernest, has been made Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (GCSK).

14 March 2019