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June 14 2018 By virtueonline "Day of Jubilation" as new Primate enthroned for Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda

In his charge, the Archbishop thanked his House of Bishops for doing him the honour of electing him to be their leader. He pledged to work hard for the Province and to maintain the team spirit and unity among the bishops. A former vice president of Compassion International, he said his experience would help him to build the Church. He also spoke of the Church being a blessing to the Anglican Communion.

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The central issue the high court was asked to review was whether the same rules for determining property ownership applied to church property as in any secular case (neutral principles of law). Courts across the nation have been deeply divided on this issue. There was in this instance, the serendipity of a Minnesota case simultaneously petitioning the Court for review, with essentially identical facts but an opposite outcome in Minnesota.

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June 09 2018 By virtueonline Episcopal National Cathedral Rallies for Capital Pride Parade

Much of the initiative for the Episcopal cathedral's shift came under the leadership of Dean Gary Hall who was brought on in 2012 amidst years of financial challenges. While cathedral officials have embraced LGBT causes since at least the early 1980s, Hall attempted to invigorate the congregation by bringing it national attention. He proclaimed from the pulpit that "It is not only just OK to be gay, straight, bisexual, or transgendered.

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June 07 2018 By virtueonline Guyana Pride: Anglican bishop lends support; opponents lose

Just saw a post from one of my clergy about "Georgetown ministers call for banning of LBGT March."

I disagree with the call to ban and must point out that the LGBT community has the right like all of us to march on the streets of Georgetown with police permission.

WE ARE ALL GOD'S CHILDREN and our rights must be protected.

I am the Bishop of Guyana and I approve this message.

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June 04 2018 By dvirtue Brazil's Anglican Church changes its canons to permit same-sex marriage

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Mark Strange, and the Bishop of Huron from the Anglican Church of Canada, Linda Nichols, were amongst international guests present at the Synod.

"We affirm our commitment with the Gospel of Jesus and our belonging to the Anglican global family," the Province's statement said. "We also hope to keep walking together with those who disagree with us as we discern how to better respond to the challenges ahead of us in our contexts."

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June 04 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH AFRICA: Bless same-sex marriages‚ pleads retired Anglican archbishop

Archbishop Ndungane asked for the kind of leadership "that we saw in the dark days of apartheid" and added that the Anglican Church had excluded a "huge part of itself" in respect of people of different sexuality.

The blessing of same sex marriages remained an unresolved issue‚ and the Church's failure to deal with this issue meant that its Christian humanity was suffering‚ the retired archbishop said‚ according to a statement issued by his office.

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June 04 2018 By dvirtue MELBOURNE: Anglican Archbishop issues Ad Clerum over Same Sex Marriage

In an AD CLERUM (to clergy only) Freier reiterated that, irrespective of changes in the marriage law, there is no change in the Anglican Church's position on officiating in or performing a same sex marriage. They cannot.

Recently, three retired Anglican clergy with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Melbourne took part in an event where a same-sex marriage was celebrated in Melbourne. Here is what Freier wrote:

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June 02 2018 By dvirtue Uganda Martyrs Observance in Uganda 2018

Yesterday, services were held at both the Anglican and Roman Catholic shrines in Namugongo, led by bishops from both Churches. Other similar events will be held in the coming days, leading up to national commemorations on Sunday, say news reports out of Uganda.

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June 02 2018 By dvirtue Bishop Guernsey Writes Diocese over Truro Parish decision to Abandon Peace and Reconciliation School

The process of honest discussion and collaboration over the past year has been both challenging and rewarding. Members of our Standing Committee have enjoyed a close working relationship with Truro leaders over these many months and I am hopeful that these relationships will continue to bear much fruit. I give thanks to the Lord for the leadership of Truro Church and our Standing Committee and for their gracious and prayerful persistence in finding a solution to this challenge.

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Thousands killed

Boko Haram has killed well over 20,000 people according to the 2016 UN records. '14.8 million Nigerians from Northeast are directly impacted by the crisis. Officially, there are 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs),' a report says, but unofficial records put the figures at around 7 million. 14 million people in the region have been impacted by the radical Islamic terror group's insurgency.

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