Day: March 17, 2012

Williams the “red tory”

When Rowan Williams was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury most of the liberal portions of the Anglican Communion were delighted. But, as we’ve heard repeatedly over the past couple of days, they were quickly disappointed. The problem Giles Fraser argues is not that Williams’ changes his thinking, but that most people assumed he was liberal rather […]

Coptic Pope Shenouda dies

Pope Shenouda the III of the Coptic Church died earlier today. He was the Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa of the Coptic Orthodox Church. He had recently been the focus of a great deal of international attention as Christians in Egypt were the focus of persecution during the events leading up to the Arab Spring uprising last year.

Anglican Covenant gathers more “no” votes

There are five dioceses of the Church of England voting on the question of the Anglican Covenant today. So far this morning four have voted and three have rejected the Covenant. Liverpool voted “no” by almost 3 to 1 margins (and both bishops voted no). St. Albans voted “no” with the laity more than two to one opposed. Ely defeated it and Chester and Norwich voted in favor.