Day: March 13, 2015

A year of mercy: Pope Francis declares an “Extraordinary Jubilee”

A year of mercy: Pope Francis declares an “Extraordinary Jubilee”

The Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Francis today declared a Year of Jubilee focused on mercy: “Dear brothers and sisters, I have thought about how the Church can make clear its mission of being a witness of mercy,” the Pope told attendees of his March 13 penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica. “It’s a […]

London vicar criticized for allowing Muslim prayer service in his church

London vicar criticized for allowing Muslim prayer service in his church

The Telegraph reports: A Church of England vicar is facing a storm of protest from traditionalist Christians after allowing a Muslim prayer service to be held in his church. Dozens of Muslims took part in the “Inclusive Mosque” event at St John’s church, Waterloo in central London, in what is thought to have been the […]

A strong Anglican Communion presence at UN Commission on the Status of Women

A strong Anglican Communion presence at UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Episcopal News Service reports that more than 100 delegates from the Anglican Communion are attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 59th session, currently under way in New York, March 9-20, a continuation and assessment of prior sessions. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided over the Eucharist in the Chapel of Christ […]