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March 11 2018 By dvirtue CAPE TOWN, SA: Church begs for forgiveness as damning sex abuse claims surface

"As the Archbishop of southern Africa, I take responsibility for what has happened during the time of my predecessors and where we have wronged or failed anyone, we beg their forgiveness," Makgoba said.

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March 08 2018 By dvirtue Nigerian Primate Says GAFCON Exists Because Some Anglican Leaders Have Rejected Authority of Bible

"These divisions are deepening and will not be healed by the techniques of the corporate world. They are spiritual problems which need spiritual solutions and the first step is repentance, which requires that the unchanging truth of God's Word is clearly taught and acted upon."

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March 05 2018 By dvirtue NEW ZEALAND: Acceptance for same-sex couples moves closer as Anglicans pave way for marriage blessings

Christchurch Anglicans from across the diocese voted to approve a motion urging their leadership to push for the proposal when it is debated on a national level later this year.

The issue is enormously divisive and risks creating a major rift between traditionalists and progressives.

But at a meeting of the Christchurch Diocese at St Christopher's Church in Avonhead on Saturday the regional synod chose to back the proposal.

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March 04 2018 By dvirtue Scotland's first female bishop, Anne Dyer, consecrated for Aberdeen & Orkney

In January, the Primus issued a public rebuke to 18 clergy from the diocese who published an open letter criticising the selection of Anne Dyer, saying it "directly goes against the established wishes of the Diocese on the views it would hope that our new Bishop would hold, and minister to us from the perspective of them."

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March 03 2018 By dvirtue Ordinariate priest embroiled in spousal kidnapping and marital abuse case

This is not the first time that this particular Catholic priest has made national headlines. He started making headlines in 2012, when as an Anglican Church in America (ACA) priest, he swam the Tiber.

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March 01 2018 By dvirtue West Australian Bishop Gary Nelson rejects new female Perth Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy

"Kay knows my position as a conservative evangelical that we don't see the Bible as allowing women in position such as leadership of churches," he said.

"The scriptures are saying in a number of places that position for leadership in the Church, God has given to men, not women. God is opposed to it, therefore I am opposed to it."

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February 28 2018 By dvirtue Lambeth 2020 and African Anglicanism

Moreover, African Anglicanism has been changing fast in recent decades. Many statements made about it, especially by people from the Global North, are dated or plain incorrect. As we look towards the 2020 Lambeth Conference, new research will help us find deeper understanding and, potentially, a healthier Anglican Communion.

The North's Mistaken Views of Africa

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February 28 2018 By dvirtue EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop of Canterbury to be quizzed in person at inquiry into Church of England's handling of sex abuse allegations

The most senior clergyman in the Church of England -- and his predecessor Rowan Williams - will be quizzed on their handling of a number of high-profile abuse allegations in the Diocese of Chichester in Sussex.

Most notably he will be pressed on the investigation into assault claims surrounding the Reverend George Bell, former Bishop of Chichester.

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February 26 2018 By dvirtue Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and artist spar over 'Paul Cava/Inks'

Cava, an internationally renowned artist, has been active in the Philadelphia art community since 1976. Cathedral staff twice reviewed the images to be used in the show, which were framed and hung. Then, that morning, Cava announced on Facebook that the exhibition had been cancelled "due to censorship."

Eye of the beholder

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February 22 2018 By dvirtue Slipping into the slumber of the Spirit

Marriage between two people of the same sex cannot be blessed from a Christian perspective.

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