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April 08 2020 By virtueonline Archbishop Geoffrey Smith elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia

A second round of electronic voting opened yesterday and concluded today. The Board of Electors cast their votes electronically, with the polls open for 24 hours. The General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Australia, Anne Hywood, announced the news shortly afterwards.

Archbishop Geoffrey will serve for an initial term of six years.

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April 03 2020 By virtueonline Two Gay Anglican Priests Got Married in South Africa

The wedding ceremony was held in South Africa with Mwaura's church members in attendance. The couple was greeted with cheers and applause after saying "I do." That said, that warm reception doesn't mean everyone's happy with the marriage. In fact, Mwaura's and Maierepi's wedding has been covered by several anti-LGBTQ religious news sources such as Reformation Charlotte or Benin Web News TV. Despite that negative perspective coming down on the couple, the pastors share a message of love.

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April 02 2020 By virtueonline South Carolina Supreme Court denies Petition for Writ of Prohibition by The Episcopal Church

Ironically, this ruling comes almost exactly a year after TEC and TECSC filed a similar Petition with the high court for a Writ of Mandamus meant to force Judge Dickson to rule in the case. The Mandamus Petition asked the Supreme Court to require the Circuit Court to interpret the Supreme Court's August 2, 2017 ruling favorably for TEC and TECSC. That petition was also denied by the Supreme Court in July of last year.

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April 02 2020 By virtueonline Anglican Church of Australia's Board of Electors to hold fresh election for primate

By the third round of voting, the Archbishop of Adelaide, Geoffrey Smith, had achieved a clear majority over the Bishop of Tasmania, Richard Condie, in the Houses of Bishops and Laity; but did not receive a majority in the House of Clergy.

The House of Bishops voted 15-8 in favour of Archbishop Geoffrey; and the House of Laity voted 9-3 for him. The House of Clergy voted 7-5 in favour of Bishop Richard. To be elected primate, a candidate needs a majority in all three houses.

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March 29 2020 By virtueonline SOUTH SUDAN: Episcopal Church Shuts down due to Coronavirus Pandemic

"The country's president, Salva Kiir banned religious and all other gatherings, and it would be out of place if the churches continued operating," he said.

"The Episcopal Church of South Sudan has asked Christians to pray from their homes," said Lukudu. "Our archbishop Justine Badi has requested all Christians to remain at home and to pray from their homes on Sundays with their families until we get information from the government that the situation has improved."

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In January of 2020 Bishop Jackson resigned his role as the diocesan bishop due to health reasons, while the provincial process continued. Following the canonical process outlined in Title IV, Articles of Presentment were filed, and the Board of Inquiry has now finished its work.

Board of Inquiry's Findings

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March 28 2020 By virtueonline Grant LeMarquand Appointed Interim Bishop of the Diocese of the Great Lakes

The position of bishop in the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes (most of whose parishes are in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan) became vacant when their bishop stepped down pending an investigation, which is nearing completion, and subsequently retired for health reasons. Bishop John Miller (a Trinity School for Ministry graduate) had been the temporary bishop for some months, but has had to step down also for health reasons.

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March 26 2020 By virtueonline UGANDA: Man burns Anglican Church to the ground

''The suspect handed himself in with two sharp knives. He confessed that he used petrol to burn the church,'' said Oweyigire.

Among the items destroyed by the fire were chairs, curtains, bibles, alter wine, record books and carpets.

''We are still wondering how he did it alone without being noticed. We have yet to establish the total value of the items destroyed by the fire.

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March 26 2020 By virtueonline BRINGING HOPE FOR HEALING

When the internet is not the best option:

Many, if not most, of our Anglican congregations are learning to host Sunday worship to members at home through the internet: live-streaming, pre-recorded or by a video conferencing platform like Zoom. The Province has published a wonderful list of those congregations and their online Sunday worship times here:

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