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March 03 2020 By virtueonline Anglican Church of Southern Africa to spin off Portuguese speaking dioceses into a new province

A communique released after the February session of the Synod of Bishops said that after a comprehensive overview of these "vast" dioceses, "the vision to multiply the number of Dioceses in Angola and Mozambique was motivated with conviction."

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March 02 2020 By virtueonline UGANDA: Church will not tolerate homosexuality- Kaziimba

While bidding farewell to the Anglican faithful of the Church of Uganda at All Saints Church Nakasero last week, Archbishop Ntagali also reiterated that the Church would not be intimidated into accepting same sex marriages.

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March 01 2020 By virtueonline Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu Enthroned as 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda

Ten Archbishops (Primates) from other Provinces in the Anglican Communion were also present -- Burundi, Brazil, Congo, England, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, North America, Tanzania -- along with other Anglican Bishops from Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Africa, Australia, United States of America, and England.

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February 25 2020 By virtueonline Western Massachusetts priest pleads guilty to child pornography possession; diocese reveals abuse allegation

At the time, Lisby was working as a kindergarten teacher in a public school in Holyoke, having been suspended in 2018 from his position as rector of All Saints Church in Worcester "for an inappropriate relationship with an adult that did not involve sexual contact," the Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher wrote in a letter to the diocese shortly after Lisby's arrest.

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February 25 2020 By virtueonline UGANDA: Police detain protesting Christians in Kumi Diocese

On February 5, the Church of Uganda leadership revoked his election on grounds that the Bishop-elect was not old enough to become a bishop.

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February 23 2020 By virtueonline TRURO, VA: Prominent Fairfax church seeks to explain rector's sudden departure

The staff say those tensions arose from causes that have little to do with Baucum's theology. His behavior in the workplace, church leaders wrote in a summary of an investigative report, was "abusive," "intimidating," "coarse," "vulgar" and "unpredictable."

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February 23 2020 By virtueonline Internal report finds that L'Arche founder Jean Vanier engaged in decades of sexual misconduct

According to the release, the inquiry "has found the allegations to be credible."

According to L'Arche USA, an investigation "reveals that Jean Vanier himself has been accused of manipulative sexual relationships and emotional abuse between 1970 and 2005."

"Independently from one another, the witnesses describe similar occurrences, which had a long-lasting and negative impact on their personal lives and subsequent relationships."

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February 20 2020 By virtueonline Episcopal Church will cease to have Sunday worship attendance in 30 years, seminary president warns

"It depicts a church that appears to be dying," said Stache, as reported by Egan Millard of Episcopal News Service, labeling the statistics "very sobering."

At the current rate of decline, according to Stache, the denomination will have no Sunday attendance in 30 years and no baptized members in 47 years.

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February 18 2020 By virtueonline Kenyans won't just take the money

As many daily struggle for basics like food, clean water and shelter, re- fusing such offers is incredibly hard. Another aspect here is the lucrative nature of transactional gay sex: prostitutes can earn 5,000 Kenyan Shillings (around £38) per act. Given such temptation, it is a miracle any manage to get out.

Thankfully, other aid is being found but daunting challenges remain.

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February 18 2020 By virtueonline SYDNEY: Former Army Colonel becomes bishop in khaki

"No-one is more surprised than me about this, but I am comforted to know that it didn't take God by surprise," Mr Dibden said. "I'm also comforted by the fact that God promises to be with all of us until the end of the age (Matt 28:20) and so I can rely on Him and know that with His help I will be able to fulfil this most important role."

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