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January 11 2017 By dvirtue PASADENA, CA: Episcopal Parish Won't Pray for President by Name

Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, blogged this week:

"If you come to All Saints this Sunday, you'll notice that we have removed the proper names from our prayers for those in authority. Whereas before we prayed for "Barack, our president," we are now praying for "our president, our president-elect, and all others in authority." This practice will continue for at least the near future.

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January 10 2017 By dvirtue TANZANIA: Bishop Mokiwa caught up in financial controversy

Dr Valentino Mokiwa, yesterday rejected a call to resign from his position over failure to assist a special committee investigating fraud and alleged abuse of office.

The church through a letter signed by Chief Bishop Jacob Chimeledya says Bishop Mokiwa was asked to step down after he had failed to assist in an investigation of fraud amounting to over Sh200 million in connection with a special account opened at the Dar es Salaam Commercial Bank (DCB).

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January 08 2017 By dvirtue GLASGOW: Qur'an recitation in St. Mary's Cathedral

You can see a video of it here:

The cathedral have taken down the link from their own FACEBOOK page after comments were made.

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January 06 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth - Fact check: The Episcopal News Service

"We're not trying to rebuild an old church," Fort Worth Bishop Provisional J. Scott Mayer tells ENS. "We are trying to participate in resurrection to become a new body."

Episcopalians have the right to reorganize themselves into a new entity and continue their affiliation with the national church. But the article makes statements up front that are not in accord with the church's own self-reported statistics:

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January 06 2017 By dvirtue Norwegian Church passes milestone in modification of its links with State

The constitutional shake-up, how­­ever, falls short of full disestab­lishment, as the King of Norway is still required to be a Lutheran, and, unlike any other denomination, chil­­dren auto­mat­ically be­­come mem­­bers of the Church of Norway if one of their parents is a member. Furthermore, the Church will con­­tinue to receive state funding, as do all other religious, and even hu­­manist, organisations.

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January 04 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON 2018 'To free our churches'

Collapse of discipline

Over 1,100 delegates gathered for that first conference, including over 200 bishops, many of whom came to Jerusalem rather than attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference alongside those bishops of the Episcopal Church of the United States (TEC) who had set aside the biblical teaching on sexuality affirmed by the1998 Lambeth Conference by assenting to the consecration of a man in an active homosexual relationship as a bishop.

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January 02 2017 By dvirtue Is GAFCON the problem?

Central to the task facing him, as Archbishop Idowu-Fearon sees it, is to be an ambassador, calling for reconciliation. Christians and Muslims in Nigeria hate each other, and so do Anglicans from Africa and the West. The solution is to promote reconciliation by getting people to agree to reject confrontation, learn about the 'other', respect differences, and commit to peace.

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January 02 2017 By dvirtue Egyptian Archbishop rebuts "lack of support" claims against Archbishop of Canterbury

Dean Samy was approached following discussions involving Archbishop Justin, Archbishop Mouneer, and the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon. Archbishop Mouneer made it clear that the Dean had decided not to take up the offer because of his forthcoming appointment as the area Bishop of North Africa.

Archbishop Mouneer went further, saying that he was "troubled and disappointed" by the article written by Conger, saying that it "was not accurate."

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December 27 2016 By dvirtue Trump and Wife attend midnight mass at Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Florida

Most members of the church could be seen standing up and cheering when the Trumps arrived and took their seats.

A fellow churchgoer snapped a photo of the soon-to-be first couple once they were sitting inside in a church pew as the midnight service got underway.

Trump's appearance at church comes as he bemoaned the increased use of the term 'Happy Holidays' in place of 'Merry Christmas' as a sign that Christianity is under attack.

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December 25 2016 By dvirtue SODOR & MAN: Bishop's Disciplinary Tribunal hands 10-year ban on former C of E Priest

A senior official in the Church of England told VOL that the bishop has no authority and the tribunal cannot exercise any jurisdiction outside England. "It has none beyond these shores," he said.

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