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Ugandan law widens Anglican Church rift over LGBTQ rights

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attends the Church of England General Synod meeting in London, Britain, on 9th February, 2023.

Kigali, Rwanda Reuters The chair of a conservative group of Anglican church leaders on Wednesday accused the church’s global head of perpetuating colonialism with his criticism of one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws, introduced by Uganda last month.  Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion’s 85 million […]

Conservative Anglican group says it has no confidence in church of England leader

Nairobi, KenyaReuters A conservative group of Anglican church leaders said on Friday that it no longer had confidence in the leader of the Church of England over his stance on same-sex unions. Earlier this year the CoE – where the Anglican tradition originated – set out proposals to allow priests to bless same-sex couples in […]

Anglican conservatives meet in Rwanda amid rift over LGBTQ

Kigali, Rwanda AP Hundreds of Anglican conservative leaders from 52 countries are meeting in Rwanda amid a rift over support within the church for same-sex unions. The conference in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, has been convened under the auspices of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, or GAFCON, a group formed in 2008 that advocates […]

“We cannot walk with you unless you repent,” African archbishops tell Church of England

Anglican archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit speaks in Nairobi on May 19, 2016. 

Nairobi, Kenya RNS Conservative Anglican archbishops in Africa are challenging a decision by the Church of England to allow clergy to bless same sex couples’ marriages, warning that the move puts the worldwide Anglican Communion in further jeopardy. The leaders are reacting to the 9th February vote at the Church of England’s General Synod to permit the […]

Australian Anglicans split over same-sex marriage

Australia Anglican Primate Geoffrey Smith and Glenn Davies

RNS A conservative splinter group opposed to same-sex marriage announced the formation this week of a new Anglican diocese in Australia, triggering an apparent split in the church in that country. The launch of the Diocese of the Southern Cross prompted the head of the Anglican Church of Australia, Primate Geoffrey Smith, to issue a statement on […]

Kenyan Anglican province defies moratorium to ordain woman bishop

Kenya Rev Rose Okeno being enthroned as Bishop of Butere

Nairobi, KenyaRNS Amid celebrations in a predominantly Anglican region in western Kenya, Rev Rose Okeno was enthroned as Bishop of the Butere Diocese on Sunday. Okeno, 54, was consecrated in a ceremony presided over by Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, making her the first woman to be a […]

Amid hesitation in African Anglican provinces, Kenya appoints first two women bishops

Anglican Church of Kenya logo

Nairobi, KenyaRNS In a predominantly Anglican region of western Kenya, a long-serving female priest has been elected an Anglican bishop, making her the second woman to hold that rank in a country where the consecration of women as bishops is still controversial. Rev Rose Okeno, 52, will lead Butere, a rural diocese where a majority […]