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September 03 2019 By virtueonline AUSTRALIA: Same-sex marriages to receive blessings in Wangaratta Anglican Diocese

Bishop John Parkes was successful in obtaining a majority vote at the synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta on Saturday.

The regulation will allow clergy to conduct a blessing on members of the LGBTIQ+ community if they wish to.

"This is a difficult issue and people's conscience takes different views," Bishop Parkes said.

"My own view is that there's nothing in the Bible that understands the sorts of relationships that we are talking about, in this day and age."

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September 02 2019 By virtueonline 'Abortion Is a Blessing': Minister Commits to Giving Pre-Paid Gas Cards to Women Seeking Abortions

Ragsdale, who is the Interim President and CEO of NAF, believes the initiative will provide more support for women "so that they can make, and act on, the best decisions for themselves and their families."

The pilot program will run for three months and start in states that have waiting periods or other abortion restrictions, LifeNews reports.

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September 02 2019 By virtueonline Church of South India Bishop to face criminal action

The R. Rajendrababu-headed panel recommended that the government adopt steps against the college to ensure that the money collected from the candidates was refunded. The committee issued the orders after considering the complaints of 24 aspirants, mostly those from Tamil Nadu. They pointed out that the college office-bearers had virtually admitted to have collected money from the parents of the aspirants, but failed to fulfil the promise of admission.

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August 31 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop Welby is accorded a multi-layered tight security in Bangalore, India

To learn more about the visit of The Archbishop of Canterbury please contact The General Secretary, CSI, CSI Centre, #5, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600 014. Ph:+91-44-2852 1566/4166, Fax: +91-44-2852 3528, Email synodcsi@gmail.com and csi@vsnl.com

The General Secretary, CSI &
The Hon. Secretary, CSITA
The Press Release for the 2019 Visit

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August 31 2019 By virtueonline Top Archbishop Says Religions Must Own Up To Extremism

Although all mass movements breed the occasional extremist, the horrific spectres of oppression and violent coercion have resulted mostly from Abrahamic monotheistic religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and to a lesser extent from other traditional religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism especially because of battles against multiculturalism.

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August 29 2019 By virtueonline South Carolina Circuit Court Rules in Favor of Diocese of South Carolina on Betterments Statute

The Betterments Statute provides that a party who makes good faith improvements to property they believe they own, may be compensated for the value of those improvements, if a court makes a final determination that another party is the true owner. Many of the parishes in the Diocese of South Carolina can trace their unbroken history back to the colonial era of the state. During that entire time, there has never been any question of their unencumbered title to property or legal identity.

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August 28 2019 By virtueonline UGANDA: The Rt. Rev. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Elected 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda

Bishop Kaziimba was consecrated Bishop on 26th October 2008 and has served as the Bishop of Mityana Diocese for almost eleven years.

He was born on 15th August 1962 in Buikwe Najja to Besweri Kaddu and Jessica Nanyonjo. He was born again as a Christian in 1984.

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August 26 2019 By virtueonline Nigerian Gunmen Kidnap Wife of Anglican Bishop

The victim, Mrs. Anuri Maduwuike, was accosted at gunpoint Thursday while returning home from Owerri, Imo State, according to an unnamed eyewitness, and kidnappers took her to an unknown destination.

The "wife of the Anglican bishop of Ikeduru Diocese Mrs. Anuri Maduwuike, was kidnapped on Thursday by unknown gunmen," said a second source, Emperror Iwuala.

"We need prayers for God's intervention for the safety and freedom of the Lord's handmaid," he said.

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August 25 2019 By virtueonline DR CONGO: ADF Rebels Attack Boga

More than 200 youth, children, and women were abducted, shops were looted, cows stolen, and the Anglican Mission Hospital was looted. A doctor and lab technician from the hospital are among those abducted. The raid lasted about three hours.

Government troops based in Boga were seriously outnumbered by the rebels. There are conflicting reports about the role of the army in resisting the attack. No casualties have been reported.

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August 21 2019 By virtueonline UGANDA: Anglican Bishops to Elect New Archbishop as Ntagali Clocks Retirement Age

According to a communique from the Provincial Office of the Church of Uganda, Namirembe, the new Archbishop who will be the 9th Archbishop of Church of Uganda since 1961 will be elected by the House of Bishops which consists of all active Diocesan and Assistant Bishops.

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