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Anglicans join other Christians in Assisi for two-day Ecumenical Prayer for Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians from different denominations will take part in a pilgrimage from Assisi to the COP24 U.N. climate change conference in Poland, after a two-day ecumenical prayer event. The Season of Creation began as an initiative from the Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios in 1989. It has since been endorsed and recommended to the Anglican Communion by the Anglican Consultative Council; and by Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church. It runs from the World Day of Prayer for Creation on Sept.

Prayers offered for victims, rescuers following Italy bridge collapse

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Holy Ghost Anglican Church in Genoa, Italy, says that its members living near the site of a collapsed motorway bridge have all been reported safe. But it says that “there is a concern for all who are bereaved, injured or missing.” At least 39 people were killed when a section of the Ponte Morandi collapsed. Around 20 people are still thought to be missing as rescuers continue to search the Polcevera river, the Genoa to Turin and Milan railway lines, and the Ansaldo Energia industrial area below the bridge.

New Zealand cathedral praised for its earthquake strengthening proposals

[Anglican Communion News Service] Moves to re-open St. Mary’s Cathedral in Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island have moved a step closer after receiving local approval for structural improvements that have been described as a best-practice blueprint that could be applied to other heritage buildings.

Ya está disponible el Resumen de las Acciones de la 79.a Convención General

[15 de agosto de 2018] El Rdo. Canónigo Michael Barlowe, secretario de la Convención General, ha anunciado que el Resumen de las acciones de la 79.a Convención General está ahora disponible en línea en el sitio web de la Convención General, aquí.

Some same-sex couples will still face hurdles accessing church’s marriage rites

[Episcopal News Service] There are times when the Episcopal – and Anglican – tendency toward compromise makes for differing interpretations on how far the church’s big tent has been stretched, and what it all means for the people seeking shelter under its flaps.

Anglican Consultative Council chair expresses hope of provincial status for Chile

[Anglican Communion News Service] A delegation from the Anglican Consultative Council has concluded its fact-finding visit to the Diocese of Chile, with its chair, Archbishop Paul Kwong of Hong Kong, expressing his hope that it will become the 40th Province of the Anglican Communion.

First students graduate from St. Frumentius’ Theological College in Ethiopia

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican theological college established in the Gambella region of Ethiopia is celebrating after its first group of students completed the three-year course and collected their qualifications. Two of the seven graduates of the St. Frumentius’ Anglican Theological College are refugees and the others are from two different ethnic groups that have a history of conflict.

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