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2006-08-13 07:27:24

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-08-01 14:26:20

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - A priest who was at the center of a furor over homosexuality in the Church of England has entered a civil partnership with his long term partner, another male priest, gay activists said on Tuesday. Conservatives in the Church of England reacted to the news with dismay and said it would aggravate the row over homosexuality in the Anglican Communion, the loose federation of Anglican churches worldwide. Jeffrey John, dean of St Albans, entered into the...

2006-07-01 08:56:19

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six conservative Episcopalian bishops opposed to the liberal drift in the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion are asking for a trial separation, a move hinting at an eventual divorce over irreconcilable differences, some analysts say. The bishops of the dioceses for Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Texas, South Carolina, Central Florida, Springfield, Illinois, and San Joaquin, California, appealed this past week to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan...

2006-06-28 01:54:31

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said the worldwide church may have to break up amid a bitter row over the consecration of gay bishops. In a lengthy statement issued by his Lambeth Palace office on Tuesday, Williams proposed churches should be asked to sign a formal covenant, allowing some to be fuller members of the Anglican communion than others. "Those churches that were prepared to...

2006-06-23 08:53:13

By Rebecca Harrison DAKAR (Reuters) - Africa's Anglican bishops have attacked their U.S. counterparts for failing to condemn homosexuality after they elected a liberal woman leader who supports gay rights. In an open letter after a meeting in Kampala, they also told conservative Episcopalians that they still supported them in their opposition to the pro-gay stand of the U.S. church, which includes the first gay bishop in the Anglican Communion. Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola,...

2006-06-19 14:50:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender. Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year. Interviewed on...

2006-06-19 07:00:03

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop. Her election came 30 years after the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection...

2006-06-18 19:36:00

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop. Her election came 30 years after the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection...

2006-06-18 17:35:42

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Schori on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member denomination, a vote likely to produce more controversy in a group already divided over the ordination of its first openly homosexual bishop. Her election came 30 years after the Episcopalians, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection seemed likely...

2006-06-16 20:46:57

By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - A key committee trying to craft the U.S. Episcopal Church's response to the anger and alienation caused by the consecration of an openly gay bishop wrestled with disagreements on Friday over how to apologize and what to promise for the future. "I do not regret the decision we made," said committee co-chairman the Rev. Frank Wade, referring to the church's consecration three years ago of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first bishop...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.