Reunification in the Mid-West
THE reunification of the dioceses of Chicago and Quincy took
place on Sunday. They split in 1877 to accommodate growth. In 2008,
about 60 per cent of the diocese of Quincy seperated to found the
Anglican Church of North America (News, 13 November
2008). An agreement to reunify was made in June. The reunifed
diocese will be known as the Episcopal Diocese of
Cairo bishop reaches out
A PLEA for support has been made by the President-Bishop of the
Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, the Most Revd
Mouneer Anis. Writing from Cairo last month, the Bishop described
"traumatic events" in Egypt, including the destruction of churches.
He highlights the need for funds to provide food, training, and
spiritual guidance to those in need.
Nigerians prepare to tune in
THE Church of Nigeria is about to launch its own cable TV
channel, the Anglican Communion News Service reported last week.
Several years in the planning, the channel will be used a a tool
for evangelism, the Province's communications director, the Ven.
Foluso Taiwo, said.
Pope appoints new Secretary of State
POPE Francis has named Archbishop Pietro Parolin, currently the
Vatican's Nuncio in Venezuela, as Secretary of State. This follows
the resignation of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who was one of the
main targets of the "Vatileaks" scandal in which documents alleging
corruption in the Vatican were leaked to the Italian media (News, 1 June
2012). The Secretary of State is one of the Pope's principal