The Archbishop will be visiting the country at the joint invitation of the China State Administration for Religious Affairs and the state sponsored China Christian Council/Three-Self Patriotic Association of the Protestant Churches in China
In an audio message recorded for Pentecost, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has linked the celebration of the beginnings of the Church to the creation of a society that is "neither Afrophobic nor xenophobic."
"Ireland is spiritually and morally bankrupt, at war with itself, and Hell-bent, detesting the idea of Christianity - at least the version of it that has been presented to it by the Roman Catholic church."
"The Holy Spirit is given to those who repent, but the continuing crisis of the Anglican Communion has come about through a failure to call to repentance those who are systematically grieving the Holy Spirit by claiming that what Scripture calls sexual immorality is in fact new truth revealed by the Spirit."
The Most Rev. Tito Zavala has assured the breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina that its secession from the national Episcopal Church in 2012 did not end its membership in the Anglican Communion.
The Rt. Rev Patricia Storey has written a pastoral letter to her clergy in the United Diocese of Meath and Kildare, saying she will vote “no” in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on gay marriage as it would harm children and the family.
The land grab by members of the youth wing of President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party of a farm belonging to St Mary’s Anglican Church in Chitungwiza has evolved into a political fight between the ruling government party and the opposition MDC-T party.
The Bishop Elliott Society has distanced itself from plans announced by the Bishop of West Texas permit same-sex blessings in the diocese. "We believe that to be detrimental to God's people, not only because it expands the definition of marriage, but because it also convolutes the teaching of Holy Scripture."
"We encourage African youth to stay in their home countries and work hard to earn their daily keep. They must not assume that Europe and other places outside Africa guarantee automatic comforts and pleasure."
"Who is deserving or undeserving? For example, in Scripture there are far stronger and explicit objections to multiple divorces and remarriages than there is to a monogamous gay union. Are you willing to say “No” to the baptism of children from a couple that have in their history multiple divorces? If not, why are you willing to give such heterosexual relations a pass, but condemn civilly married gay Christians? Who actually qualifies?"
As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 17th month, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to a special day of prayer on Sunday, 10 May, for those affected by the South Sudanese conflict,
"The most common feature of Anglicanism is actually persecution, and that goes with poverty. Of our thirty-seven provinces, roughly twenty-four are in areas of conflict or post-conflict." Archbishop Justin Welby
Malaysian Anglicans have rallied to the support of a Pentecostal church in Petaling Jaya after a Muslim mob disrupted worship services last week and forced the congregation to take down a cross mounted on the church’s facade.
"The appointment of Rod Thomas follows a meeting of the Dioceses Commission in December at which unanimous agreement was given to a proposal from the Archbishop of Canterbury to fill the see ... with a bishop who takes a conservative evangelical view on headship."
The tragedy of the ocean liner the Titanic sinking in the North Atlantic is part of our folklore psyche. And yet over the last two weeks or so there has been loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea equivalent to the loss of two Titanics.