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Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa’s 2020 vision for reviving God’s work in Tanzania

[Anglican Communion News Service] The next primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa, is to consult widely with the bishops and lay leaders of the province as it prepares for its half-century anniversary in 2020. The province was created in 1970, when the then-province of East Africa gave birth to the provinces of Kenya and Tanzania.

Dublin’s ‘Sanctuary Cathedral’ provides new home for asylum seekers’ food campaign

[Anglican Communion News Service] An organization that campaigns for an end to rules that prevent asylum seekers in Ireland from cooking their own food has found a new home in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church was been designated as Ireland’s first “Cathedral of Sanctuary” at a launch dinner on Feb. 16, to mark Our Table’s new home.

Global response to pope’s call to pray for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican provinces around the world have responded positively to Pope Francis’ call for an ecumenical day of prayer and fasting for peace, with a particular focus on South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The pope made his call during his traditional Angelus address to crowds in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican Feb. 4.

Church leaders express grief, call for action after Florida high school mass shooting

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal bishops are arranging for services of lamentation at churches around the country in the wake of the shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 students and faculty members dead, and the bishops and other church leaders are calling for political action against gun violence to end “these lethal spasm of violence in our country.”

Archbishop of Canterbury: Anglican Communion is in a better place than five years ago

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a wide-ranging interview with the Church Times to mark five years in office, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that the Anglican Communion is in “a better place” than it was five years ago. He described the question as “a hostage to fortune,” but said that the improvements in the communion were “building on what was already happening.” He said: “I’m not taking credit for it in any way.”

New Anglican Inter Faith Commission begins work with meeting in Cairo

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Anglican Communion’s new Inter Faith Commission will gather for their first meeting next week in Cairo, Egypt. The AIFC was requested by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka in 2016, and launched at the Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury last October. Its purpose is to “bring mutual understanding and build trust where there is ignorance, fear and hostility” between different faith groups.

Appel à l’Offrande du Vendredi Saint de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry pour le soutien au ministère de la Province anglicane de Jérusalem et du Moyen-Orient

« L’Offrande du Vendredi Saint est un moyen pour l’Église épiscopale de soutenir le ministère continu d’amour et compassion que nos sœurs et frères anglicans mènent à bien dans toute la Province de Jérusalem et du Moyen-Orient », a écrit l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry aux évêques et au clergé de l’Église épiscopale.

El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry llama a respaldar la Ofrenda de Viernes Santo que apoya al ministerio en la Provincia Anglicana de Jerusalén y Oriente Medio

La Ofrenda del Viernes Santo es una manera en que nosotros en la Iglesia Episcopal apoyamos la continuidad del ministerio de amor y compasión que llevan a cabo nuestros hermanos y hermanas anglicanos a lo largo de la Provincia de Jerusalén y el Oriente Medio”, escribió el Obispo Presidente y Primado, Michael Curry, escribió a los obispos y los clérigos de la Iglesia Episcopal.

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