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October 23 2022 By dvirtue ACNA Bishop Stewart Ruch, accused of spiritual abuse, ends voluntary leave

Ruch stepped away from leadership in July of 2021, after admitting he had made "regrettable errors" in responding to allegations of sexual abuse by a lay minister in the diocese.

He and other leaders failed to act quickly on allegations against lay minister Mark Rivera, who is currently facing trial for felony child sexual abuse, according to a third-party review released in September.

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Just over five years later the fruits of those "missionary" endeavours were seen in the necessity for these three further consecrations, again by members of Gafcon's Primates Council and other bishops. But this time the consecrations were right here in Great Britain.

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We agonized at the news that our brothers and sisters in Uganda, having had a devastating
experience of COVID-19 and a tragic famine, claiming far too many lives, are now dealing
with an outbreak of Ebola in four areas of the country. We prayed with Ugandan Archbishop
Stephen Kaziimba who was present in our meeting, and we also prayed for our brothers and
sisters in Uganda who are struggling under these circumstances.

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October 19 2022 By dvirtue Mere Anglican Conference Draws World Class Theologians to Discuss C.S. Lewis

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Oxford professor and theologian the Rev. Dr. Alister McGrath and the closing keynote by the Rev. Dr. Michael Ward, Oxford professor and Lewis scholar. Other eminent Lewis scholars and authors who will be speaking include Dr. Philip Ryken (President of Wheaton College), Dr. Simon Horobin (Professor, Magdalen College, Oxford), Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing (Director, Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics), Dr.

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October 19 2022 By dvirtue Church of Ireland's Archbishop of Dublin "Hobbled" By Diocesan Synod

The Irish Times is the most widely read newspaper amongst members of the Church of Ireland in the Republic. This dates back to the time of Irish Independence. Most Church of Ireland and Presbyterian Church of Ireland members supported the treaty negotiated by Michael Collins, as did the paper. The majority Roman Catholic population were split in their opinions. Since then, the Irish Times has been considered the paper of record by Protestants in the Republic.

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October 17 2022 By dvirtue Communique from the Australian Bishops after meeting Archbishop Justin Welby

Following the respectful and constructive conversations at our meeting in Adelaide in March, the bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia agreed that the work of deepening and strengthening relationships and trust across the national church required more regular opportunities to be together: to that end the Primate invited us to meet in Melbourne, 10-12 October.

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October 17 2022 By dvirtue Appointment of Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, England - "Archbishop of Canterbury Shuts the Door of the Cathedral to Orthodox Anglicans"

The announcement is particularly wounding to our Orthodox Provinces because Canterbury Cathedral has traditional significance as the birthplace of the world-wide Anglican Communion. It feels as if the present ABC has shut the door of the Cathedral to orthodox bishops, clergy and members of the Communion.

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October 12 2022 By dvirtue WALES: The sinking ship

He should fit in well, not only in the diocese but in the province which is foundering on the rocks of secularism following a string of political appointments.

In her long running battle with the former dean the bishop was forced to face allegations of bullying after it was decided that she had a case to answer. The allegations were subsequently withdrawn.

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October 11 2022 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury in Australia: Church is shamed by past and present divisions

On Sunday, Archbishop Welby preached at a service of evensong in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the diocese of Melbourne. The service was also attended by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Revd Peter Comensoli: the Roman Catholic diocese was founded in the same year, 1847.

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That model--having Canons for certain ministry areas needing diocesan emphasis and support--seemed to me a strategic way for our diocese to move forward. Compared to full-time diocesan ministry staff, Canons are more cost-effective, increase cooperation between parishes and the diocese, and allow us to focus on a greater number of potential ministry emphases.

I determined to move to that model in the coming years, planning to fade out our full-time positions over time.

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