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Anglican Primate to lead spiritual retreat for South Sudan leaders in Vatican

Pope Francis has approved the proposal presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby, to organize a spiritual retreat to take place in the Vatican, within the Domus Sanctae Marthae, from the 10-11 of this month of April, in which the highest civil and ecclesiastical authorities of South Sudan will participate. Civil authorities

Nigerian street pastor arrested in London for preaching Gospel, accused of “being racist” by police officer

A black street preacher, believed to be a Nigerian man, was arrested in London on 23 February apparently for an alleged “breach of the peace” as he preached the Gospel outside Southgate Underground Station. He was later “de-arrested”, according to a Metropolitan Police spokesman. The preacher pleaded peacefully with two white police officers not to take away his...

“MEXIT”: Methodists, Anglicans and the Limits of Disagreement

By Stephen Noll Over the next ten days (late February 2019), two important church synods will take place: one in Rome and one in St. Louis. Guess what they will be about: sex and church order! Not to be outdone, the Church of England General Synod is also meeting, with topics like “safeguarding,” transgender baptism, and “gay...

A Source Of Blessing In Pakistan

An eye surgeon from the Diocese of Peshawar, Khushbakht Peters, on how the united Church of Pakistan is called to exist – and be a source of blessing for many – despite the difficulties faced in the region. The real Church, believers in the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, will...

Growing the Church in South East Asia

West Malaysia First published in December 2017 Britain’s land-swap with the Dutch, in the early 1800s, resulted in a peculiar anomaly: the Anglican church of Christ Church in Melaka is the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia; but not the oldest Anglican church. Christ Church was built by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1753, but handed over...

Sydney, Hong Kong Kick Off 2019 Parties With Dazzling Fireworks

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world. Australia’s largest city organised its biggest-ever fireworks display, using a record amount of pyrotechnics as well as new effects. Colours lit up the city’s skyline...

Free Church of England responds to CoE transgender liturgy

Statement in response to the House of Bishops of the Church of England “Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition.”   Baptism is one of the treasures of the Church which Jesus gave as part of our mission to call all people to discipleship (Mat....

Christian persecution to rise in 2019

Nigeria, India and China are countries where Christians face increased persecution in the coming year, warns Release International. The warning comes as Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt insists the UK must do more to help persecuted Christians around the world. Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into an estimated 215 million Christians who face violence...

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