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2006-04-07 18:35:00

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A panel to address divisions caused by the U.S. Episcopal Church's consecration of an openly gay bishop recommended on Friday that the church be very cautious about doing so again and make a fresh statement of apology and repentance.

2006-04-06 15:05:59

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church may be asked by a special internal commission to avoid electing more gay bishops and repent for the turmoil caused by the one it chose in 2003, according to published reports and remarks from church figures.

2006-03-22 08:17:41

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church is headed for another showdown over homosexuality in a rift that has already shaken the worldwide Anglican church family to which it belongs, and threatens even more division.

2006-03-22 08:15:00

The U.S. Episcopal Church is headed for another showdown over homosexuality in a rift that has already shaken the worldwide Anglican church family to which it belongs, and threatens even more division.

2006-01-16 08:27:14

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - A Church of England report paved the way on Monday for a female Archbishop of Canterbury but said that having a woman as spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans was still a long way off.

2005-10-31 15:48:01

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has ordered a lesbian minister defrocked and ruled another clergy member was right to refuse church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Monday.

2005-10-31 11:26:26

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has ordered a lesbian minister defrocked, overturning a lower panel's ruling that had reversed the penalty, the church announced on Monday.

2005-10-31 10:00:47

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Traditionalist Anglican clerics warned the U.S. and Canadian churches on Monday that their liberal actions over gay rights were tearing apart the 450-year-old church and told them to change their ways urgently.

2005-10-28 12:53:20

By Edmund Blair AIN SUKHNA, Egypt (Reuters) - The spiritual leader of the Anglican church on Friday called for traditionalist and liberal camps to keep talking despite deep divisions over gay rights that have threatened to split the 450-year-old church.

2005-10-25 11:42:20

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Traditionalist Anglican clerics from the developing world said on Tuesday that liberal U.S. and Canadian churches had not done enough to heal a rift over gay rights that is threatening to tear apart the Anglican church.


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