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2016 leaves world 'awash with fear' – Anglican leader

Dec 25, 2016 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED Archbishop Justin Welby: The end of 2016 finds us all in a different kind of world; one less predictable and certain which feels more awash with fear and division

In this file photo, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Church of England welcomes first openly gay bishop

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:46 PM

The bishop s sexuality is completely irrelevant says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby leader of the world s Anglican faith

Archbishop of Canterbury wants UK to stay in EU

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby the spiritual head of the Church of England and of the wider global Anglican Communion of 85 million Christians says he was in favor of building bridges not barriers

In this file photo, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016. Photo by Ben Stansall/ Pool/ AFP

Australia churches to offer sanctuary to asylum-seekers

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Anglican Dean of Brisbane: So this is really a moral stand and it wouldn t be a good look I don t think for someone to enter a church and to drag people away

DEFIANCE. Anglican Dean of Brisbane Dr Peter Catt poses for photos at St John's Anglican cathedral in Brisbane, Australia, February 4, 2016. Dan Peled/EPA

Church of England names first female bishop

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The Church is set to ordain a female priest as the new Bishop of Stockport a post that has been vacant since May reports say

Visitors to Westminster Abbey queue up outside Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, 07 May 2011. Andy Rain/EPA

Church of England approves women bishops in historic vote

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:43 AM

The decision reverses a previous shock rejection in 2012 and comes after intensive diplomacy by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

HISTORIC SESSION. Members of the Church of England's Synod attend the session which discussed and voted on the consecration of women bishops at the General Synod of Church of England meeting at The University of York, northern England, 14 July 2014. Nigel Roddis/EPA

Church of England to vote on allowing women bishops

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A yes vote by its governing body the General Synod could see the first women appointed to the Anglican Church s top jobs by the end of this year

IS THIS THEIR YEAR? In this file photo, a car sticker advocating female bishops is pictured outside Church House in central London on November 19, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

Tutu latest Anglican to support assisted suicide

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:27 PM

South Africa s Anglican archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports assisted dying for the terminally ill the day after the Church s former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain

FOR THE WIN. Lionel Messi of Argentina reacts after Argentina winning the penalty shoot out during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09 July 2014. Photo by Diego Azubel / EPA

UK couples say 'I do' as gay marriage becomes legal

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:03 AM

The gay marriage law is the final victory in a long battle stretching back to the decriminalization of homosexuality in England in 1967

Pope tells Welby to stand firm on traditional family values

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Pope Francis lauds the head of the Anglican Church for taking the stance against gay marriage and uniting for the poor

PRAISED. Pope Francis praises the head of the Anglican Church, Justin Welby, for taking the stance against gay marriage and calling for united action to defend the poor. Photo by AFP

New Anglican leader to skip pope's inauguration

Mar 16, 2013 - 10:22 PM

The new leader of the world s Anglicans Justin Welby will miss the inauguration of Pope Francis next week as he will be on a pilgrimage of prayer

LONDON, United Kingdom - Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, says a prayer in the gardens of St Paul's Cathedral in central London on March 16, 2013, as he conducts a 'Journey in Prayers' from the City of London to Southwark Cathedral. The Archbishop has emabrked upon a journey through the city of London, stopping off at various points of significance to offer prayers. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT

Pope Francis urged to work for peace

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:52 AM

World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace

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UK to propose gay marriage in civil ceremonies

Dec 11, 2012 - 9:53 PM

Same sex marriages will be allowed but outside of Church in the United Kingdom

OK, BUT CIVIL. British culture minister Maria Miller in a photo from her ministry's official website

Anglicans ordain Africa's first woman bishop

Nov 20, 2012 - 9:23 AM

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has ordained the first woman bishop on the African continent

New head of Anglicans named

Nov 09, 2012 - 7:22 PM

Former oil executive Justin Welby will be the next Archbishop of Canterbury the spiritual head of the world s Anglicans British Prime Minister David Cameron s Downing Street office says