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Outgoing and incoming chairmen of GAFCON at loggerheads

These elections did not follow the Protocol between the Anglican Church in North America and the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and were not made in consultation with the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America. … Conversations between Archbishop Beach and Archbishop Okoh are ongoing as they seek a way forward that honors Christ and his Church, and builds up the Gafcon movement. – ACNA press release

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World Council of Churches speaks out on Nigeria

By Lumia1234 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsVia the Episcopal News Service:

The World Council of Churches has issued a statement on the latest attacks in Nigeria, where the extremist group Boko Haram has massacred up to 2,000 people in recent attacks, and where children as young as ten have been used to carry out bomb attacks:

A mindset which deploys young children as bombs and which indiscriminately slaughters women, children and elderly people is beyond outrage, and disqualifies […]

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Niger Delta Archbishop kidnapped

Update 10AM, Sept 8: Here’s the ACNS report which includes a statement from the Church of Nigeria.

Archbishop Ignatius Kattey of Niger Delta, Nigeria, has been kidnapped. His wife was also taken but has since been let go. From the

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