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.


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.

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