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July 28 2018 By dvirtue FT. WORTH: Diocese and Corporation file petition for review with Texas Supreme Court

In 2013, the Texas Supreme Court directed the lower courts to decide the property issues according to Neutral Principles of state law. The trial court did so in 2015, granting summary judgment in favor of the Diocese. The TEC plaintiffs appealed, and the now nine-year-old case was left pending for two years in the appellate court.

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July 28 2018 By dvirtue Heather Cook, ex-bishop convicted of fatally striking bicyclist with car in Baltimore, applies for work release

Cook's application is under review, according to a prisons spokesman and a letter sent to the victim's family and shared with The Baltimore Sun.

The prison system's Victim Service Unit said in the July 19 letter to the family of Thomas Palermo that placement of Cook "is to begin within the next several weeks."

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July 25 2018 By dvirtue Provincial fact-finding group looking into claims of episcopal election fraud in Diocese of Haiti

The 16 priests and 26 lay people say that Bishop Diocesan Jean Zache Duracin and his supporters:

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July 25 2018 By dvirtue New bishops consecrated for new dioceses in a potential new Anglican Communion province

The consecration took place at Saint Paul's Cathedral in Valparaíso in a service which also marked the cathedral's 160th anniversary. The cathedral has been declared a historical monument and has an important heritage value for the city and the Church in Chile as the first protestant Church in the country.

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July 25 2018 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Newcastle Anglican bishops referred for disciplinary action

The diocese has referred former Bishops of Newcastle Alfred Holland and Roger Herft to the Australian Anglican Church's Episcopal Standards Commission, and former Assistant Bishop Richard Appleby to the diocese's professional standards committee, after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made adverse findings against them in December, 2017.

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July 23 2018 By dvirtue CHENNAI, India: Church of South India Embroiled in Ongoing Corruption Scandal

The best efforts for dialogue with the leaders have not worked as they are constantly in a mood of indignant denial. The efforts to bring pressures from the partner churches and organisations overseas did not materialise as they continue to financially support foreign visits made by the corrupt bishops and award scholarships to bishops' children to study abroad.

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July 18 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH CAROLINA: Some Concerns about Episcopal Bishop Adam's Offer of Reconciliation

The one thing I can agree about in Bishop Skip Adams' article in the Sunday (7/15/18) edition of the Post and Courier is that the divisions within Christendom grieve the heart of God, and that reconciliation between believers should always be a priority.

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July 17 2018 By dvirtue CANADA: Bishop Terry Buckle joins ANiC

In 2003 Bishop Terry offered alternative episcopal oversight to New Westminster parishes unwilling to continue under Bishop Michael Ingham after he approved same-sex blessings. The offer did not fill Ingham with unalloyed joy and was later retracted.

In 2005 he was elected metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon and he also served as chaplain to the Zacchaeus Fellowship, a group of Christian believers who have struggled with same-sex attraction.

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July 16 2018 By dvirtue UK: Lichfield Bishop handed his head by SE Asia Primate over "departure from orthodoxy"

The issue at stake was the recent ad clerum on Welcoming and Honouring LGBT+ People by the liberal diocese, that reflects the growing concern by orthodox Global South and GAFCON primates that the Church of England is heading down the same road as The American Episcopal Church in full pansexual acceptance.

A CofE commissioner told VOL that the Church of England "is slowly slithering down the same path."

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July 15 2018 By dvirtue GC79: Communion Partners: Austin Statement

We are grateful to God that the 79th General Convention has preserved the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, guaranteeing its continued use. While giving space for those who seek to develop new rites and new language under the guidance of their bishop, the Convention "memorialize[d] the 1979 Book of Common Prayer as a Prayer Book of the church preserving the psalter, liturgies, The Lambeth Quadrilateral, Historic Documents, and Trinitarian formularies ensuring its continued use" (Resolution A068).

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