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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

“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 Communion Secretary General pushes for peace in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Anglican Communion Secretary General, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has decried the “worrisome” levels of insecurity in parts of Kaduna.

18 April 2019

Church of England invites parishioners to “tea and prayer drop-ins” as Brexit deadline nears

Communities urged to join together in conversation and prayer as discussions over the UK’s departure from the EU reach a pivotal point.

18 March 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

Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi visits St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad

Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has thanked Father Faiz Jerjes and the staff of St George’s, Baghdad, for all they do for the nation”.

04 February 2019

British law maker withdraws attempt to remove clergy exemption on same-sex marriages

The UK Parliament has debated a proposal to remove an exemption for clergy on same sex marriages in England and Wales.

01 February 2019

Bishop of Truro heads government review into the persecution of Christians around the world

Bishop Philip Mounstephen is to chair an official British government review into the persecution of Christians around the world.

31 January 2019

Archbishop of Nigeria calls for three days of prayer ahead of General Election

The Archbishop of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, has called for three days of prayer and fasting ahead of the country’s General Election.

30 January 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury cautions against political mood over UK’s Brexit debate

Archbishop Justin Welby speaks out against personal attacks and threats in debate about the UKs withdrawal from the European Union.

11 January 2019