Anti-apartheid bishop dies

2014-08-18 11:36

Anti-apartheid activist and retired Anglican bishop of Grahamstown David Russell has died at the age of 75, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town's office says.

Anglican church apologises for sex abuse

2013-07-08 11:04

The Church of England has formally apologised for past child abuse by Anglican priests and for its own failure to prevent it.

New Anglican leader backs women bishops

2012-11-09 22:30

The new leader of the world's Anglicans says he backs women bishops and will examine his thinking on gay marriage, tackling issues that have divided followers across the world.

Pretoria church closes after threats

2012-05-19 09:31

An Anglican church in Pretoria has closed its doors because of death threats and allegations of corruption against its bishop.

Anglican leader requests Mugabe meeting

2011-10-03 14:10

Rowan Williams, the leader of the world’s Anglicans, has requested to meet Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his forthcoming visit to southeast Africa, his office says.

Anglican leader warns of another Darfur

2011-06-14 22:37

The head of the Anglican church, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has warned that unrest in central Sudan risked becoming 'another Darfur' and urged international action.

Priests weep over conscription

2010-10-01 21:20

The media office of the Anglican Church says priests wept as they spoke at the church's southern African synod about their experiences of conscription during apartheid.

Church needs female leaders - Makgoba

2010-09-29 21:20

More women need to be in leadership roles in the Anglican Church, says Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba.

Zuma asked to help gay couple

2010-05-27 08:44

The Anglican church has called on President Jacob Zuma to lobby for the immediate release of two Malawians sentenced for their homosexual relationship.


Anglican Church urges people to vote

2014-04-20 16:00

The Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has called on his congregation to use their right to vote, amid a campaign to spoil ballot papers.

Pope Francis and new Anglican leader meet

2013-06-14 15:04

Pope Francis and the new head of the world's Anglicans have acknowledged deep differences over issues ranging from gay rights to women priests but pledged to seek unity after meeting.

New Archbishop of Canterbury named

2012-11-09 13:27

Former oil executive Justin Welby has been named as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the world's Anglicans, in a move aimed at healing schisms over gay and female bishops.

Church leader urges moral leadership

2011-11-27 20:41

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the world's Anglicans, has called for 'real moral leadership' on tackling climate change.

Anglican Church to allow gay bishops

2011-06-20 11:59

The Anglican Church is set to approve controversial guidelines allowing openly homosexual clergy to become bishops.

Church slams border delays

2010-10-02 13:33

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has called for an end to the long delays which travellers at SA border posts with Lesotho have been experiencing since the World Cup.

Anglicans object to info bill

2010-10-01 15:42

The Anglican Church of southern Africa has asked the office of the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, to register its objection to the protection of information bill.

African bishops condemn gays

2010-08-24 21:16

African Anglican bishops have voiced their strong disapproval of homosexuality at a meeting attended by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, as the issue continues to divide Anglicans.

Bells toll 350x for climate

2009-12-13 17:05

Church bells in Copenhagen, across Denmark and in other parts of the world are tolling 350 times for efforts to stop climate change.

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