Australian Primate Attacks GAFCON Plan

Archbishop Geoffrey Smith strongly criticized a plan to form a non-geographic diocese for disaffected conservative congregations that “will be forced to leave the Anglican Church of Australia.”

Pakistani Bishop Seeks to End Forced Marriages

Bishop Azad Marshall, the Church of Pakistan’s new moderator, says that despite a recent setback, he remains undaunted in his efforts to secure legal protection against the forced conversion to Islam and marriage of Christian girls.

Ande Elected Congolese Primate

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Georges Titre Ande, a theology professor and senior bishop of the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo was elected as the church’s fifth archbishop and primate by its General Synod, which met from 2 to 9 July.