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March 10 2020 By virtueonline ACNA Archbishop Weighs in on Coronavirus: Trust God: Be Informed: Be Prudent: Act in Love

1. Trust God.

In the midst of uncertainty, we trust God. He is sovereign over human history and over our lives. He is the Lord, "our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). And he is loving and merciful. Psalm 100:5 assures us, "For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations."

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March 09 2020 By virtueonline Islamic Militants Kill over 100 Anglicans in Democratic Republic of Congo

Among the killed were two priests. The most affected are villages in eastern Democratic republic of Congo's Beni region, said police intelligence officer Luis Mboka in Kivu province.

Mboka said that areas in Beni region have seen a surge of violence since October 30th 2019 when the Congolese army started an offensive meant to flush out ADF rebels from the area.

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March 06 2020 By virtueonline Anglicans address Frontiers in Medical Service

Introduction

Over forty Christian practitioners engaged in nursing, medicine, mental health, hospital chaplaincy, special needs and palliative care in six countries in Africa, the Middle East and South-West Asia met under the auspices of under the auspices of Oxtrad and the Bishop of the Church of Pakistan Congregations in the Gulf to explore how such Christian ministries might be enhanced and co-ordinated.

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March 05 2020 By virtueonline Lesbian priests to lead church service on eve of Anglican summit

The move is likely to rile conservative bishops who maintain that homosexuality is a sin.

An "inclusive" Eucharist at a church in Canterbury will be presided over by the Rt Rev Mary Glasspool, the assistant bishop in New York. The preacher will be the Rev Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth, a daughter of Desmond Tutu, the veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner.

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March 03 2020 By virtueonline Church of Ireland clarifies position on same-sex marriage after confusion

In its statement, the commission wrote: "Yes. If it has been decided to legalise same-sex marriage in a territory where such couples were previously only able to form civil partnerships it should be permitted for them to convert such a partnership to a marriage."

Canon Ian Ellis, former editor of the Church of Ireland Gazette, told the Belfast News Letter that the submission was "confusing".

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March 03 2020 By virtueonline Nearly half of self-identifying Anglicans support same-sex marriage - poll

When YouGov first asked the question in 2013, 38% of self-identifying Anglicans said that same-sex marriage was right. That figure rose to 45% in 2016.

The 2020 poll found that they are still less likely than the rest of the population to support same-sex marriage, with 60 per cent of total respondents believing same-sex marriage to be right. Support within the wider general public has also risen from 46% in 2016.

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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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