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May 18 2019 By dvirtue Bishop of Lincoln suspended by Archbishop of Canterbury

Most Rev Welby said he 'wanted to make it absolutely clear' there were no allegations of abuse against Bishop Lowson. He said: "Following information provided by the police, I have suspended the Bishop of Lincoln Christopher Lowson from office, having obtained the consent of the Bishops of Birmingham and Worcester (the two longest serving bishops in the Province of Canterbury).

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May 16 2019 By dvirtue Malawi diocese responds to misconduct claims leveled against its bishop

The Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi wishes to provide correct information on the status of matters in the diocese against what the so called concerned parishioners have been informing the general public.

The Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire wishes to inform the general public that all that the so called concerned parishioners have been telling the general public is flawed and erroneous.

The Diocese therefore, wishes to highlight the following factors:

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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Durham Church offers to cover crosses while hosting Muslim Iftar meal

The first set of minutes also recorded the group's decision to "cover Christian crosses/photographs in small rooms for ladies to say prayers," a lay source from Celebrating Communities, Darlington, told Rebel Priest.
The parish website advertises 'Meditation, Mindfulness, Relation' sessions based in Buddhism.

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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Ex-bishop Heather Cook released from prison after serving half of sentence for fatal drunken driving crash

Released a little after 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup, she will be on supervised parole and probation for five years.

Gerard Shields, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said Cook is required to report within 24 hours to a Parole and Probation field office and will learn the conditions of her probation at that meeting.

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May 14 2019 By dvirtue Alpha Leadership Conference Blanks Out Abortion But Says It’s Saving Babies

The Alpha International Leadership Conference held from May 6-7 at the Royal Albert Hall has come under fire for refusing to engage with Britain’s abortion holocaust. Christian pro-life groups who staged a display outside the conference venue say they were shocked by the response of the conference delegates.

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May 11 2019 By dvirtue WALES: House of Bishops Ponders Same Sex Relationships

This was not a binding vote of the Governing Body, and did not, in any respect, change the Church's teaching and practice on marriage. Rather the bishops received the vote as permission to undertake new work on the question of how the Church in Wales might make some kind of formal provision in this area.

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May 06 2019 By dvirtue HONG KONG: Archbishop of Canterbury defeated on measure that could adjudicate who's in or out of Anglican Communion

Archbishop defeated. The averting of the crisis over the Episcopal Church's resolution was not the end of the afternoon's business. Another resolution, proposed by Dr Atherstone, lamented "the strained and broken relationships" in the Communion, and requested that the Archbishop of Canterbury consider setting up a theological task group to "clarify the core identity and boundaries" of the Communion.

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May 06 2019 By dvirtue Jackson motion on traditionalists defeated in Church in Wales Governing Body

But, after an hour-long debate in the Governing Body (GB), members voted overwhelmingly to reject the motion, proposed by the Archdeacon of Llandaff, the Ven. Peggy Jackson.

Sixty-three people voted against her proposal, 20 abstained and 19 voted for it. Two of the Church's six bishops, however -- the Bishops of Bangor, the Rt Revd Andy John, and St Davids, the Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy -- indicated their support for the motion.

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May 05 2019 By dvirtue Ex-bishop Heather Cook to be released in May after serving half her prison sentence for bicyclist's death

If that's the case, Cook, 62, will have served just over 3 1/2 years of the seven-year sentence she was given on four criminal charges in connection with the crash that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a software engineer and married father of two, on Dec. 27, 2014.

Cook pleaded guilty to the charges -- including automobile manslaughter, drunken driving, texting while driving and leaving the scene of a collision -- in 2015.

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May 03 2019 By dvirtue ACC-17: Welby candid, and not in camera

None the less, he was more candid than he has been over a wide range of topics. Questions ranged from what makes him laugh and what annoys him most (the same answer: "myself") to where he got his clerical shirt (South Africa). In between, there were questions about sexuality, establishment, Donald Trump, and an Archbishop of Canterbury from overseas. Here is an edited version.

Church unity

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