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World news in brief

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04 October 2013

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Visionary: a Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop David Gitari (right) died on Monday, aged 72, after a long illness. He served as the Church's third Primate from 1997 to 2002. He was an outspoken critic of a former President of Kenya, Daniel arap Moi.The Archbishop of Canterbury praised his "enormous vision for development and for social justice"

Visionary: a Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop David Gitari (right) died on Monday, aged 72, after a long illness. He served as th...

'Brinkmanship' on the Hill criticised

RELIGIOUS leaders in the United States have denounced the "political brinkmanship" that prevails in Congress. A letter signed by 33 signatories was published on the eve of the shut-down of the federal government on Tuesday, an event precipitated by the parties' refusal to agree a budget. The letter accuses politicians of holding "our governance processes and financial credibility hostage to narrow priorities".
 

Vatican commission meets

A COMMISSION of eight Cardinals, appointed to advise Pope Francis on the reform of the Curia and governance of the Roman Catholic Church, met for the first time on Tuesday. It is headed by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, of Honduras. On Tuesday, the Vatican Bank published its annual report for the first time, showing an increase in net profit from €20.3 million in 2011 to €86.6 million.
 

Woman priest ordained in serving Bahrain

THE only woman priest serving in the Middle East was ordained last Friday, in Bahrain. The Revd Jo Henderson, from the UK, was ordained by the Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, at St Christopher's Cathedral, in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. The second female priest to be ordained in the Gulf, she will be serve as an assistant chaplain at St Andrew's, Abu Dhabi, where she has been a Reader for five years.
 

Correction: our story "Sudan bishop to lobby against LRA" (News, 27 September) omitted to acknowledge that the source of much of the material, including the photograph, was the Revd Jesse Zink, writing for the Anglican Communion News Service.

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