Lambeth Palace clarifies South Carolina
THE Primate of the Anglican Church of South America, the Most
Revd Hector Zavala, visited the diocese of South Carolina last
week. A press release from the diocese said that he had told the
gathering that he was present "with the consent of the Archbishop
On Tuesday, a Lambeth Palace spokesperson said: "The Global
South Primates Steering Committee announced in 2014 the
establishment of Primatial Oversight for the Protestant Episcopal
Church in the Diocese of South Carolina, which had seceded from the
The steering committee informed Archbishop Justin of their
decision when he joined them for the final day of their meeting in
Cairo. Archbishop Justin has since had discussions in order to
clarify how the arrangements will work, exploring the exercising of
pastoral oversight by Bishop Zavala.
Archbishop Justin discussed these developments with the
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts
Schori, at a meeting last autumn in Washington."
Interfaith co-operation in the West Indies
MUSLIM and Christian leaders in Barbados have pledged to
continue to work together, at a meeting in a mosque on the island
last week. The Archbishop of the West Indies, Dr John Holder,
attended the gathering, which was convened by the Barbados Muslim
Thousands fleeing Burundi to Tanzania face
THE killing of a Burundian opposition leader has been condemned
by the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon. The leader of the Union
Pour la Paix et le Développement Zigamibanga party, Zedi Feruzi,
and his bodyguard, were shot dead on Saturday.
Almost 100,000 Burundians have fled the violence, many to
Tanzania, where the government has declared a cholera epidemic.