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August 25 2019 By virtueonline DR CONGO: ADF Rebels Attack Boga

More than 200 youth, children, and women were abducted, shops were looted, cows stolen, and the Anglican Mission Hospital was looted. A doctor and lab technician from the hospital are among those abducted. The raid lasted about three hours.

Government troops based in Boga were seriously outnumbered by the rebels. There are conflicting reports about the role of the army in resisting the attack. No casualties have been reported.

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August 21 2019 By virtueonline UGANDA: Anglican Bishops to Elect New Archbishop as Ntagali Clocks Retirement Age

According to a communique from the Provincial Office of the Church of Uganda, Namirembe, the new Archbishop who will be the 9th Archbishop of Church of Uganda since 1961 will be elected by the House of Bishops which consists of all active Diocesan and Assistant Bishops.

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August 20 2019 By virtueonline ST. LOUIS,MISSOURI: Independent St. Stanislaus Catholic parish declines to join Episcopal Church

The Carr Square neighborhood church has been independent since its split from the Roman Catholic Church in 2005.

Earlier this month, nearly 60% of the 300 St. Stanislaus parishioners voted to authorize the church's board of directors to explore a relationship with the Episcopal Diocese. The property rights provision tripped up the discussions, according to church leaders.

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August 20 2019 By virtueonline Conservative Jews seek to revoke National Cathedral's tax exempt status

In issuing this statement, the Cathedral has crossed the line that bars tax-exempt entities from engaging in partisan political activity. In response, Jews Choose Trump has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service. We requested that the IRS investigate the Cathedral's outrageous action, and either withdraw the Cathedral's tax-protected status or impose some other appropriate remedy.

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August 18 2019 By virtueonline TANZANIA: Gafcon Communique Affirms Traditional Marriage

Recognizing the need for us to contribute to the global movement seeking to renew the Anglican Communion through Gafcon;

Recollecting our experiences and commitments through our participation in the GAFCON Conferences (2008, 2013, 2018);

Recognizing the serious reality of the liberal agenda being pursued by some sections of the Anglican Communion; and

Seeing the need to reach out and equip Anglicans in Tanzania to remain faithful to the Gospel;

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August 14 2019 By virtueonline Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui House of Bishops Pastoral Letter

When conflicts arise between us, people from both sides need to respect the other party, listen, communicate, and build mutual trust. In the current social atmosphere, we tend to adopt a confrontational approach in response to political issues. If the Church, too, takes this approach, how are we different from the rest of the world? We are one family, can we try to stand in each other's shoes and understand one another's position?

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August 12 2019 By virtueonline Chilean priest recognised for preaching and training others

He said it was a great privilege and responsibility: "I have been asked to be part of the National Committee, to support the work of Ricardo Vallejos in Temuco, helping with national coordination and strengthening this ministry where there is already a presence as well as raising new seminars in other cities of Chile."

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August 10 2019 By virtueonline Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali on the Needs of Pakistan's Christian Minority

Bishop Nazir-Ali, who was born and ministered in Pakistan, said that the story of Christianity in South Asia began "very early," and "quite likely" with the apostle Thomas. Later, the Jesuits established "dialogue with the Mogul emperors, who were at that time sympathetic" toward Christians. "The Moguls employed many thousands of Christians" in their army and civil service.

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August 10 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop defies the terrorists on Nigeria's front line

Last year the Global Terrorism Index called the Fulani the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world, killing six times more people than Boko Haram. Some 6,000 people died in the first six months of 2018 and two million displaced people were forced to flee.

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August 03 2019 By virtueonline INDIA: CNI Bishop booked for selling church properties worth Rs 10,000 crore = $10 billion US

The case has been registered at Civil Lines police station here in Uttar Pradesh.

The accused have been charged with using fake documents to transfer properties belonging to Indian Church Trustees.

The complaint has been filed by Bishop John Augustine of the Lucknow Diocese of Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (CIPBC).

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