Author: COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

An Anglican clergy in the Diocese of Ughelli, Rev. Isaac Umurie, was murdered by his son in the agrarian community of Okpare in Olomu Kingdom, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State early Wednesday. It was gathered that Rev. Isaac Umurie, one of the priests attached to St. John’s Anglican Church, Okpare-Olomu, was hacked to death in his sleep in the early hours of the day by his 28-year-old son, Ufuoma Umurie. It was learnt that the incident occurred around 2am with the mother narrowly escaping being butchered alongside the reverend. The suspect allegedly chased his mother while she…

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The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba has welcomed the election of the Rt. Rev’d Steve Wood as the next Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). This was made known in press statement released by the Church of Nigeria’s Communication officer, Korede, Akintunde today. The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America elected the Rt. Rev. Steve Wood, bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas, as its next archbishop during a conclave held in the crypt of St. Vincent’s Basilica at St. Vincent’s College in…

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The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has dissociated itself entirely from being used as an excuse or reason for any creation or adoption of any diocese in the United Kingdom or elsewhere outside its jurisdiction. In a statement personally signed by the General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Venerable Dr. Paul Dajur, and made available to ACNN TV through the Communication office of the Church, he noted that the Church has not established any Diocese in the United Kingdom and any claims suggesting that the Diocese of Anglican Missionary Congregation (AMC) is a creation of the Church…

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SEATTLE, WA (May 18, 2024): The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia has elected The Rev. Philip N. LaBelle as its next bishop. Bishop-Elect LaBelle currently serves as rector of St. Mark’s Church in Southborough, Massachusetts. While in the Diocese of Massachusetts, he co-led the Mission Strategy Committee, served on the Executive Committee and Diocesan Council, and directed the Fresh Start program. Bishop-Elect LaBelle will be consecrated and installed as the ninth bishop of Olympia on September 14, succeeding Bishop Greg Rickel, who resigned on December 31, 2022, and Bishop Provisional Melissa Skelton, who serves in the interim. “The very first thing…

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Todd Atkinson, former bishop of the Via Apostolica Missionary District in the Anglican Church in North America, has been removed from ordained ministry following the conclusion of his ecclesiastical trial. On April 3, 2024, it was announced that Atkinson was found guilty upon clear and convincing evidence by the Anglican Church in North America’s Court for the Trial of a Bishop on four charges of “conduct giving just cause for scandal or offense, including the abuse of ecclesiastical power” (Canon IV.2.4): Charge I: Inappropriate Relationships with Women Charge II: Interfering in Marriage and Family Relationships Charge III: Inappropriate Interactions with…

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Press Release The Anglican Missionary Congregations (AMC) becomes the third diocese to join the Anglican Network in Europe. The Anglican Network in Europe (ANiE) is delighted to announce that on 23rd May 2024, its Synod voted to welcome the Anglican Missionary Congregations (AMC) to join the emerging province. Bishop Andy Lines, Presiding Bishop of ANiE, said, “It is a great thrill to me that Synod joyfully and overwhelmingly approved the accession of the Anglican Missionary Congregations as a third diocese after an open and constructive debate.”  This has taken place after many months of prayerful liaison and detailed discussion between the leadership of…

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Nigeria’s Head Coach, Finidi George, has named his squad for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and the Cheetahs of Benin Republic.  Leading the names on the 23-man list is the in-form Atalanta forward, Ademola Lookman, whose hat-trick on Wednesday handed his side the Europa League trophy Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen is not left out of the squad after being instrumental in the Bavarian side winning their first league title in 30 years while going unbeaten for 51 games in the process. Also on the list are Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi,…

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