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Life hangs in the balance for people of Ukraine

Life hangs in the balance for people of Ukraine

Stuart Robertson, Acting Anglican Chaplain in Kiev reports from Kiev

Welby addresses US violence

Welby addresses US violence

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has urged Episcopalians in the United States to challenge a culture of violence by being reconcilers

Australian Archbishops' disquiet over offshore detentions

Australian Archbishops

ANGLICAN Archbishops in Australia have expressed their "profound disquiet" that about 1000 asylum-seeker children are being held in detention centres across the country

Sunday smiles

Sunday smiles

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, in New Zealand, with the Dean, the Very Revd Dr Trevor James, after attending a Palm Sunday service

Assad forces retake Maaloula

Assad forces retake Maaloula

GOVERNMENT forces in Syria have once again captured the small town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, where inhabitants converse in both Arabic and Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ

World news in brief

World news in brief

Pakistani Christians sentenced to death | Nigerian Church welcomes Muslims

Welby addresses gun culture in the US

Welby addresses gun culture in the US

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the Episcopal Church in the United States to challenge a culture of violence by being reconcilers

Charities unite to combat spread of Ebola virus

Charities unite to combat spread of Ebola virus

AT LEAST one faith-based charity has joined the fight to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the West African states of Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone. 

Fears escalate after murder of Jesuit

Fears escalate after murder of Jesuit

POPE FRANCIS has joined church leaders and politicians around the world in condemning the murder in Syria of a Dutch Jesuit priest, Fr Frans van der Lugt, on Monday. 

Patriarch visits defaced monastery

Patriarch visits defaced monastery

THE Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem, the Most Revd Fouad Twal, is urging the Israeli authorities to apprehend those responsible for spraying anti-Christian and anti-American graffiti on the walls of the Deir Rafat monastery, west of the city.

Christians in China guard church

Christians in China guard church

ABOUT 3000 Christians are reported to have formed a human shield at Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, after Communist Party officials threatened to demolish it.

Irish mixed on gay marriage

Irish mixed on gay marriage

THE new marriage laws in England and Wales have been given a mixed reception in Ireland. After the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales, the Evangelical Alliance (EA) in Northern Ireland welcomed the fact that the Province retained the old law, after its Assembly rejected a motion to extend same-sex marriage to its jurisdiction.

Photos: Commemoration

Photos: Commemoration

Performers at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide enter Amahoro stadium in Kigali on Monday

Photo: Lucky dip

Photo: Lucky dip

Lucky dip: the Queen points to a bottle of whisky, held by Prince Philip, part of the hamper of British produce which they gave to Pope Francis on their visit to him on Thursday of last week

Queen meets Pope over a whisky

Queen meets Pope over a whisky

THE Queen met Pope Francis for the first time on Wednesday. During a one-day visit to Rome, she had a private meeting with the Pontiff, during which presents were exchanged

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My faith in the Church of England

David Cameron expresses his pride in its openness, beauty, social action, and pastoral care  Read More

Sat 19 Apr 14 @ 10:57
RT @martindsewellPlease pray for Denise Inge http://t.co/SzGeeoek7a @BishopWorcester

Fri 18 Apr 14 @ 10:27
RT @seatroutExtremely long profile of Justin Welby (I wrote 3,800 words) in the Guardian today http://t.co/kDvwJoa6hW Not all nonsense.