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May 16 2017 By dvirtue REACH-SA ordination creates more questions than answers

"Do we know if it was just the Presiding Bishop or were there at least three bishops?" the bishop e-mailed. "... that's our (Anglican) tradition although I will have to check my history to see if there have been exceptions."

That is not an easy question to answer.

Initially, scanty news reports said that the early May consecration happened, but it was not known of either how many bishop(s) were involved or who the bishop(s) were by name.

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May 16 2017 By dvirtue House of Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC & Yukon rejects election of the Rev. Jacob Worley

"After many open and prayerful conversations, the majority of the House concluded that within the past five years the Rev. Worley has held -- and continues to hold -- views contrary to the Discipline of the Anglican Church of Canada," said Archbishop Privett.

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May 13 2017 By dvirtue CHARLOTTE, NC: Episcopal rector resigns after 'conduct unbecoming'

In a Friday letter to the church's 2,000-plus members, Bishop Anne E. Hodges-Copple of the Raleigh-based Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina shed no light on the allegations that cost Winton his job.

"The nature and details of those offenses are confidential," she wrote.

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May 13 2017 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Newcastle Anglican church may sell some assets to pay abuse victims

"We fully support the establishment of a best practice Commonwealth Redress Scheme for abuse survivors and will do all that we can to enable the Diocese to exercise the option to 'opt in' into the scheme," the document, seen by Guardian Australia, says.

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May 10 2017 By dvirtue Blueprint for Church schism revealed as conservative Christian leaders plot separate Anglican structure

First mooted at ReNew, a conference of traditionalist church leaders last autumn, the 15-page discussion document outlines how the new faction could take shape and establish credibility as an alternative Anglican church.

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May 10 2017 By dvirtue BALTIMORE, MD: Early parole rejected for former Bishop Heather Cook

Blumberg, who was not present at the meeting but spoke to the commissioners immediately afterward, said they informed him that even though Cook, 60, spoke at length, she never apologized to Rachel Palermo, the widow of Thomas Palermo, the father of two Cook killed while driving drunk and texting on Dec. 27, 2014.

Palermo sat a few feet away from Cook during the proceeding.

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May 09 2017 By dvirtue Irish synod votes not to apologise and give public prayer for gay couples

The second part of the motion requested "the House of Bishops to investigate a means to develop sensitive, local pastoral arrangements for public prayer and thanksgiving with same-sex couples at these key moments in their lives, and to present their ideas to General Synod 2018, with a view to making proposals at General Synod 2019."

When Dr Leo Kilroy proposed the motion on Friday, he spoke of the chance to bring unity to the church.

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May 09 2017 By dvirtue UK: Jesmond curate's breakaway consecration surprises both diocese and conservative Evangelicals - UPDATED

The Church Times has repeatedly attempted to contact both Bishop Pryke and his Vicar, the Revd David Holloway, but neither has responded.

The news also appears to have surprised GAFCON UK and the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), who agreed last week to appoint their own missionary bishop for conservative Evangelical parishes in Britain (News, 5 May), even though the new bishop is a member of AMiE's executive committee.

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May 06 2017 By dvirtue Church of Ireland delegates defeat motion on public service for same-sex couples

He said: "while there is no evidence in the gospels that Jesus Christ said anything one way or another about gay people, there are however, plenty of examples of how Jesus modelled for us the need to include all. In the Bible we see his loathing for stigmatisation".

Lesbian and gay people were among today's examples of people on the fringes, he said.

'Impossible' motion

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May 04 2017 By dvirtue ZIMBABWE: Things Fall Apart for Kunonga . . . Anglican Church Turns Screws On Embattled Cleric

"We met our lawyers Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans last week on Friday after the court ruling," said Rev Dzavo.

"We have instructed them to follow up the matter and recover the money and everything that we lost to Kunonga.

"It's another process which needs to be done in accordance with the dictates of the law and we are doing exactly that."

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