Women priests for Southern Cone
WOMEN priests are set to be a reality in most of the Anglican
Church in the Southern Cone of America. Six out of seven dioceses
are likely to opt into the change. The province's canon law has
been amended to permit the ordination of women if desired, and all
dioceses apart from Argentina voted in favour of the new canons. A
provincial spokesman told the Anglican Communion News Service that
for a diocese to have women priests, each House of its diocesan
synod needed to vote in favour by a two-thirds majority.
Ugandan Primate dismisses demons
THE Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Revd Stanley Ntagali, has
told a convention of Ugandan young people not to live in fear of
demonic attacks. It had been reported widely in Uganda that a
previous Archbishop had claimed that he had been attacked by
demons, but Archbishop Ntagali dismissed the suggestion. "I myself
do not believe in the presence of demons, and, if they are there,
tell them to come and attack me now," he said.
Romero killed 'in hatred of the faith'
OSCAR ROMERO, the assassinated Roman Catholic Archbishop of San
Salvador, is reported to have been officially declared a martyr by
the Vatican. Archbishop Romero was shot dead by gunmen in 1980,
while celebrating mass, one day after he told soldiers to lay down
their weapons. The Italian newspaper Avvenire reported
that a panel of theologians had decided that Archbishop Romero had
been murdered "in hatred of the faith", a decision said to pave the
way for his beatification and canonisation.