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June 29 2017 By dvirtue South Carolina becomes the newest and oldest ACNA diocese

South Carolina's affiliation with ACNA makes it one of five former Episcopal dioceses which have disaffiliated with The Episcopal Church and, eventually, realigned with ACNA. In 2009, four of the former TEC dioceses (Pittsburgh, Quincy, Fort Worth and San Joaquin) were founding ANCA dioceses, just as South Carolina was a founding diocese of The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in 1789.

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June 28 2017 By dvirtue Scottish Episcopal Church elects pro-gay marriage bishop as its new leader

Mark Strange previously made headlines by calling for gay marriage in church in 2015 and revealing he had previously been in love with a man.

Bishop Strange voted for the change in teaching which removed the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman and was passed earlier this month by the ruling general synod.

It means that gay couples can now marry in Scottish Anglican churches if they wish.

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June 27 2017 By dvirtue LOS ANGELES; St. James the Great: Under Contract

According to email from Julie Dean Larsen, a vice chancellor of the diocese who has been representing the bishop, Bruno was unable to disclose the proposed sale when the disciplinary panel asked about it June 14 because of a confidentiality agreement. Larsen said the confidentiality agreement was modified earlier in the day June 22 to enable her to respond.

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June 22 2017 By dvirtue JUBA: South Sudan Anglican church wants to mediate between political rivals

"We as ECS [the Episcopal Church of Sudan] think that the national al dialogue is an opportunity to talk to all the parties and the church has resulted to be going between the parties to reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict," said Deng.

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June 21 2017 By dvirtue Guatemala elects LGBT-friendly Episcopal Bishop

Fr. Romero is a native Guatemalan. In 1996, he received his diaconal ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real, but travelled to the Central American Diocese of Belize for his priestly ordination. He was ordained by Bishop Sylvester Romero Palma (XIII Belize). Belize is within the jurisdiction of the Anglican Province of the West Indies.

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June 20 2017 By dvirtue LOS ANGELES: Episcopal Church panel prohibits local bishop from selling Newport Beach church

A spokesman for the diocese could not be reached for comment Saturday.

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June 16 2017 By dvirtue DALLAS: Bishop Ray Sutton installed as new Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church

This is a man, like many of you, that I have come to deeply respect, love, and honor as a father in the Lord.

His compassion, his scholarship, his vision, and his desire for unity in the Body of Jesus Christ makes him the ideal person to servant-lead the Reformed Episcopal Church in this next season.

He has been a blessing to our Province serving as the Dean of the Province and also as the Dean of Ecumenical Affairs.

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June 15 2017 By dvirtue Closing Time for the Episcopalians

But now one of Washington's two Anglo-Catholic parishes has gone over to the dark side. St. Paul's-K Street has decided to bless homosexual marriages. A notice in a recent bulletin read: "Flowers on the High Altar this Sunday are given by Samuel Smith and Michael 'Tricks" Molte (names changed) to the greater glory of Almighty God and in thanksgiving for the Blessing of their Civil Marriage which will be celebrated in this parish to which all members of the parish are invited."

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June 12 2017 By dvirtue IRELAND: Bishop says Scottish church's move on gay marriage 'a way forward'

However, clergy who do not agree can opt out of conducting same-sex weddings.

Dublin-born Bishop David Chillingworth is primus of the Scottish Church. He was ordained in Belfast and served in Northern Ireland until 2005 when he was consecrated Bishop of the diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane in Scotland.

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June 11 2017 By dvirtue Welby goes to war over 'anti-gay' bishop plot by traditionalists after historic marriage vote in Scotland

The rebuke from Justin Welby is his latest attempt to avert a damaging permanent split in the worldwide Anglican Communion over homosexuality.

As this newspaper revealed earlier this year, conservative archbishops, led by the Archbishop of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, are to consecrate Canon Andy Lines at a meeting in America this month after warning that Western churches are abandoning biblical teaching on the issue.

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