Monthly Archives: December 2011

Contenders for the Throne of Peter

Conclave contenders Potential papabili Robert Mickens – 31 December 2011 One of the talking points in Rome in recent months has been the growing frailty of Pope Benedict. Inevitably, speculation has turned to his likely successor. Our Rome correspondent offers an … Continue reading

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UK Church Attendances UP for Christmas

Attendances prove Christmas surprise by a staff reporter Christ the Light on Christmas Eve: the Three Wise Men in a live nativity at Truro Cathedral PA Passers-by join in a flashmob mid­night mass in Lin­coln High Street   Worshippers wave glow-sticks … Continue reading

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‘Preludium’ discusses ACNA/ACC with ‘Anglican Down Under’

Peter (Carrell) asks, ‘Give one good reason for ACC 2012 not to invite ACNA to join the Anglican Communion.’ Now he sets some limits on the sort of answer that will do: (a) not worry about what TEC thinks about … Continue reading

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SUDAN Rejects TEC : Response from Mission Partners

Dioceses respond cautiously to latest letter from Church of Sudan Episcopal dioceses that have relationships with the Episcopal Church of Sudan have begun to respond to a letter recently released by Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul, in which he rescinded an … Continue reading

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RWANDA/AMiA – Schism : New Patch on Old Cloak?

Rwandan Archbishop Affirms Barnum and Glenn as AMIA Bishops in the US Rwaje praises support from ACNA Archbishop Robert Duncan December 23rd, 2011 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Grace and peace to all of you in the name of … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS – Pageant or a Scandalous Act of God?

Giles Fraser: Christmas is meant to be shocking In my experience, cartoonists are a lively bunch. They do tend to like a drink and a good argument. So I was much looking forward to my Christ­mas lunch with Martin Rowson … Continue reading

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BURNT PORRIDGE – The Shepherd’s Lament’

Saturday, 24 December 2011 Burnt porridge You think you’d like to see an angel, do you? No. Not something to like. The very fag end of a long, knackering day with the sheep. We were boiling up a bit of gruel on … Continue reading

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