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Church looks into gay priest issue

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Rev. Robert Eames, archbishop of Armagh, has been named to head an Anglican church inquiry into the issue of gay priests.

Episcopal priest resigns over column

ROME, Ga., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- An Episcopal priest and a chaplain of the nondenominational Darlington School, in Rome, Ga., has resigned over a column on homosexuality.

Analysis: Anglican Huff and Puff

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Was this week's Anglican confab in London just Huff and Puff and then a good nap, as American theological commentator Christopher Hershman suggested Friday?
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Anglicans warn U.S. church on gay bishop

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Anglican church leaders warned the U.S. Episcopal Church that consecrating a gay bishop could provoke a split, a newspaper reported Friday.

Anglicans remain divided on gay bishop

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Anglican Communion leaders ended two days of talks in London Thursday, condemning the election of a gay bishop in the United States.

Anglican summit over, but crisis goes on

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The 77-million-member Anglican Communion edged closer to schism Thursday when the church's global leaders conceded during a crisis meeting in London that they c
AL WEBB, United Press International

Anglican summit on gay clergy begins

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Leaders from the worldwide Anglican Communion are gathered in London for a two-day summit on the issue of gay clergy.

Anglican Church faces crisis, risks schism

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Church of England, under the captaincy of their new archbishop of Canterbury, are headed this week into an unprecedented crisis meeting that coul
AL WEBB, United Press International

Gay issue to dominate bishops' summit

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Worldwide Anglican Communion leaders will meet at an emergency summit next week in London to resolve the tough issue of ordination of gay bishops.

Priest resigns because of gay bishop

CATONSVILLE, Md., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Maryland clergyman has become the first Episcopal priest in the nation to resign because of last month's appointment of an openly gay bishop.

Anglican church facing disintegration

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams admitted Monday the Anglican Church faces a "messy" future and is in danger of disintegration.

Commentary: One church - two Gospels?

GURAT, France, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The expanding crisis in the Episcopal Church USA and the worldwide Anglican Communion is about to reintroduce one of the most ancient dilemmas of Christianity:
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Gay bishop to address gay Christians

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church's first openly homosexual bishop will deliver a speech to homosexual Christians during a visit to Britain.

Anglicans warned over gay bishop

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Archbishop of Canterbury, England, spiritual leader of Anglican Christians, has warned of "difficult days" ahead because of the issue of homosexuality. The BBC reported Wednesday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who is considered a

Commentary: Episcopalians still a church?

GURAT, France, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The 2.1 million U.S. Episcopalians will have to ponder three urgent questions now that their General Convention in Minneapolis has approved the election of an o
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Episcopal church elects first gay bishop

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Senior bishops of the Episcopal Church voted Tuesday to confirm the Rev. Gene Robinson as their church's first openly gay bishop.

Vote to confirm gay bishop is postponed

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church will learn Monday whether he can serve his New Hampshire diocese. The Rev. Gene Robinson won backing Sunday in Minneapolis from one key group at the church's 74th convention.

Gay priest faces one more hurdle

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Anglican priest who hopes to be his church's first openly gay bishop drew one step closer to his goal Sunday with a key vote in Minneapolis.

Panel OKs gay Episcopal bishop

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Committee on Consent of Bishops Friday approved an openly gay reverend to become bishop, CNN reported.

Episcopalian unity at risk over gays

MINNEAPOLIS, July 30 (UPI) -- Homosexuality is threatening to divide the Episcopalian church at its eight-day convention in Minneapolis, a report said Wednesday.

Commentary: Two kinds of Christianity

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- There is much more at stake than homosexuality at the 74th General Convention of the Episcopal Church next week, more even than the unity of global Anglicanism.
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Australian bishop bans gay priests

SYDNEY, June 24 (UPI) -- The Sydney Anglican diocese has banned two gay bishops and a third who allowed same-sex marriages.

Commentary: That bishops, too, are human

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Am I alone in pitying the frightened little man in a black clerical shirt as he was hauled off to jail in Phoenix, Ariz.? Is it wrong to feel compassion for a b
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Commentary: Bishop of cheap grace

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Let's suppose a homosexual who left his wife and two daughters for a male partner is nominated CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. –- would that be all right? Of course it
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor
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