ARTICLES RELATING TO ROWAN WILLIAMS

New archbishop formally takes office

2013-02-04 21:04

The new archbishop of Canterbury has formally taken up his post as the leader of the world's 80-million-strong Anglican Communion.

Anglican leader backs gun control in US

2012-12-22 22:05

The leader of the world's 80 million-strong Anglican Communion has thrown his support behind stricter gun control in the US.

Women bishops: Anglicans in crisis talks

2012-11-21 15:02

The Church of England has held an emergency session after a vote rejecting the appointment of women bishops that exposed bitter divisions in the worldwide Anglican communion.

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.

Archbishop of Canterbury to step down

2012-03-16 15:08

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down after a tumultuous decade as leader of a global Anglican Communion that has been sharply divided over sexuality and gender.

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 leader praises Zambian leadership

2011-10-11 16:37

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has praised Zambia’s new president Michael Sata for his efforts to change the country's tax code to help the poor.

Mugabe meets Archbishop Rowan Williams

2011-10-10 17:55

President Robert Mugabe has received the Archbishop of Canterbury at his office, in a meeting expected to centre on the violent split within the Church led by a renegade bishop.

Zim: Anglican leader visits displaced flock

2011-10-10 13:21

The Archbishop of Canterbury has visited Anglicans booted from their cathedral by a breakaway bishop, as he waited to meet President Robert Mugabe about the "godless" assaults on his followers.

Anglican leader to visit Zim troubled flock

2011-10-06 11:11

The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to say Mass in Harare, but may never set foot on his church's property, which has been seized by a renegade bishop aligned with President Robert Mugabe.

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Zim

2011-09-08 15:14

The Archbishop of Canterbury is set to visit Zimbabwe to show solidarity with Anglicans being persecuted and will seek a meeting with President Robert Mugabe, a spokesperson says.

Cardinals gather for sex abuse talks

2010-11-17 16:35

Cardinals from around the world will hold an unprecedented meeting in the Vatican to discuss sex abuse by priests, as activists call for tougher action against offenders.

 

Williams' last Christmas sermon live-tweeted

2012-12-25 16:31

The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury has given his final Christmas Day sermon, live-tweeted by the Anglican leader's office for the first time.

UK minister: Anglican Church must reform

2012-11-24 10:19

Britain's women and equalities minister Maria Miller said the Church of England needs to reform itself and act swiftly to introduce women bishops, in an interview published Saturday.

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.

Williams admits failings over church split

2012-09-08 19:18

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has admitted he didn't do enough to prevent sharp divisions within the Anglican church over homosexuality.

Zim cops stop Anglican prayer retreat

2012-01-03 14:05

Zimbabwean police have stopped a retreat of 80 clergy over claims that their prayer gathering was not given clearance under sweeping security laws, the country’s mainstream Anglican church says.

Zim bishops threatened, abused - report

2011-10-11 20:03

Anglican bishops in Zimbabwe are receiving death threats and one worshipper who refused to follow an excommunicated leader was killed, according to a document.

Anglican leader - Mugabe must end attacks

2011-10-10 21:24

The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked President Robert Mugabe to end attacks on Anglicans in Zimbabwe, where a renegade bishop has forced the faithful out of their churches.

Christianity not about politics – Williams

2011-10-10 13:22

The head of the worldwide Anglican church has said during a visit to Zimbabwe that Christianity should not be about politics but about God.

Anglican archbishop cheered in Harare

2011-10-09 16:27

Thousands of worshippers have cheered the archbishop of Canterbury in a Harare stadium, after a renegade bishop aligned with President Robert Mugabe provoked a violent split in the Anglican Church.

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.

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.

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